Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Signs

A 100 word story based on the following picture prompt


PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

Signs 


Beth was crying hysterically when the rescuers found her. Lying beside Robert’s lifeless body, her legs were fixed to the ground bloodied, pitted with debris.

‘Didn’t you kids see the signs?’

Beth nodded, her crying slowing before she managed a whimpered, almost silent, 'yes.’

‘So, what, you ignore them do you?’

Flashbacks of the step that sent Robert  tumbling off the cliff edge sent Beth wailing once more. A kindly rescuer glared at the man who had dared to interrogate the distraught teenager.

Beth shook her head profusely, she wasn’t a rule breaker. ‘No sir, we didn’t know what it meant.’

Bettina x


*Many thanks to Rochelle for this week's prompt. If you want to read more stories based on this picture - click here 

11 comments:

  1. Ah! Totally! I thought it meant keep your hands off the pipe.

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  2. It isn't the best sign, especially if that's the consequence of going past it.

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  3. It's a sign you find in industry warning people to keep out of an area. But how many people know that? Not a high proportion, I suspect.
    I like your twist, Bettina

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  4. Cute...and, unfortunately, I taught some who, probably, would have ignored it, too, for the same reason.
    Scott
    mine: https://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/heres-your-sign/

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  5. Oh... so easy not to understand the meaning... a sad story.

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  6. Dear Bettina,

    Poor Beth. A wrong decision will probably plague her for the rest of her life. Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  7. Ah, poor girl. A memory she will carry with her all her life. Not knowing what the sign meant was a really good twist. I didn't think it was crystal clear, myself.

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  8. Awwwe to be fair to her, the sign was confusing.

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  9. Aw, that was sad but a great story.

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  10. So sad. The sign can have so many interpretations. Well done!

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