Flash Fiction based on a photograph prompt? A truly excellent idea. Here is my attempt for this week based on the photo below.
The boy threw another stone.
“It’s not fair, Dad.”
“Well, you’d better get used to it. Life isn’t fair.”
The boy huffed and threw another. Harder this time.
“You don’t even care.”
He stuffed his hands in his pockets watching the man pacing on the platform. He didn’t really know him. This man pretending to be his Dad was only a stranger he didn’t care two hoots about.
“Why can’t I come too, Dad?”
“You just can’t, Jack. I can’t keep you safe. We’re risking that they’ll find you even now – you shouldn’t have come.” He ruffled the Boy’s hair. “I’ll see you soon though, kiddo.”
“That’s it – cut! Good work lads. Take a break and we’ll move onto the next scene”
The boy shrugged out of Jack’s coat and walked past the director.
“Can I get a drink now?”
[Photograph writing prompt taken from: http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/first-contact/ ]