The Friday Fictioneer Challenge: Write a 100-word story based on the photo.
A Lot of Explaining To Do
Janet ran after her dog, Cricket, after he pulled the leash from her grasp. She followed him to a small clearing, found him circling a tree, a squirrel objecting noisily from the safety of a high branch.
Picking up the leash, she noticed the headstone and walked over to read its inscription. The name was exactly like hers. The woman’s death date was Janet’s birth date.
Experiencing a moment of lightheadedness, Janet dropped to her knees. Cricket whimpered.
Who was this woman? All she knew is that when she got home, her grandparents had a lot of explaining to do.
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For this story, I started out with the idea of someone coming across a headstone with a name exactly like theirs on it.