Kreative Kue 19, issued on this site last week, asked for submissions based on a photograph depicting someone copying the design of an ancient mosaic onto a pad.
Two stories resulted.
Game Show By Sacha Black (sachablack.co.uk)
I stepped down into the box and landed on the roving floor. I felt sick instantly. The floor was covered in a liny pattern designed to disorientate you as were the floor to ceiling mirrors that endlessly reflected each other. I fell to my knees. Gasping for oxygen.
“Focus on one spot, Sally, focus on one spot.”
I closed my eyes and took a slow breath. The sickness abated.
Wafts of smoke started to seep into the room from the cracks between the mirrors. I could taste the fire licking at the outside of the box. I started to sweat. The clock was ticking. “Three minutes, Sally, that’s all you got,” the game show host said with his blinding white smile. The room started to spin; my stomach churned against the movement.
“I take it back. Let me out now, this isn’t funny,” I shouted into the air.
No one answered. No one was going to answer. This game wasn’t called ‘One Chance’ for nothing.
My own effort entitled “Priorities begin at home, too” is here.
Meanwhile, let’s see what we can do with this image:
Using this photo as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene or poem, and either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at email@example.com before 6pm on Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is where I live, this link will tell you).
Go on. You know you want to. Let your imagination soar. I shall display the entries, with links to your own blog or web site, next Monday.