The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
Just Like They Said
It was an old wives’ tale; something grandmothers told children to scare them when they were misbehaving. That’s what they said.
The pier hadn’t been there yesterday. This morning it reached out to the middle of the lake. An omen, they said, of an untimely death, a broken heart, lives undone.
The constable at Irene’s door surprised her; his news shocked her. Her son, an accident during the school field trip. Nothing they could do.
She dove off the pier, never to resurface. In the morning, all the water lilies would be blooming, the pier gone. Just like they said. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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