Thian finished his lemon tea and set down his book. The teacher had told him he had to finish his review by Tuesday but he would rather do anything else. He could hear happy screaks from outside: his brother must be chasing the ducks again.
Thian’s brother had recently befriended a stray dog which went wild around the ducks in the temple’s garden pond. Thian went to the window and looked out. There they were, so joyful. He wondered why he couldn’t bring himself to join them. He wasn’t happy here nor there. So he just stood and watched.
This is something I wrote when I first started blogging but I never published it. I’d seen a writing prompt somewhere, with a picture of an Asian temple which looked like Angor Wat. A little boy in monks’ clothing was looking out a window. Now I’m using this picture of a peaceful garden I visited in Tokyo with Hubby some years ago, instead.
Sometimes it’s fun to use your imagination and write fiction. I like how there are so many different types of blog challenges and link-ups out there for when you want to connect with other bloggers. But the problem with writing prompts for me is that many of them include photos, and I only want to use my own photos for this blog.
If you know of any good flash fiction prompts with optional photos, I’d be interested in hearing about them!