Photographer~Flash Fiction

Louise at the Storyteller's Abode
Photo by, Louise at the Storyteller’s Abode

The storm had hit with an energy that even those familiar with the coastal town had never seen. It was storm Fredrick and it had hit in the middle of the night. No one was prepared and the meteorologists had not foreseen it.


The reporter, after being yelled at by her editor, had raced out to the beach to see the extent of the damage and of course, report it. Her photographer was all set up to shoot but froze completely. She snapped saying, “What ARE you waiting for?” Everyone was under pressure. His face was bleached white which made her turn to look where his camera was pointed. At first, she could not tell what he was so upset about. Then it hit her. There was n0 one in the town. Not a soul and not a sound.


“What kind of storm was this?”, they said in unison.


© Carol Campbell 2016

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I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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51 thoughts on “Photographer~Flash Fiction”

  1. what a great little story. the town reminds me of a Scottish town along the irish sea. definitely a mystery. where did everybody go? how did they go? etc. etc.

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      1. I have a substantial effort in a novel that I have been working on for years…more than one novel, in fact. But it is not going anywhere at all outside of my notebooks and/or printer pages. I like blogging because it is fast and short…

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      2. they mostly are not in my computers, although I do have hard copies which I could enter in. The one I am thinking of is one I did for NaNoWriMo a couple of years ago…didn’t complete it. Chatting with you always gives me good ideas … 🙂

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      3. I tend to get tongue-tied if I’m talking outloud, forget what I’m saying, lose thought trains, etc. but that isn’t the case when I’m writing, especially on paper with pencil, when I can edit as I go. (I try to do that “editing” as I speak, which is one of my problems.)

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      4. once I was taking a ffinal exam for a French-reading profficiency (f key is stuck) I got a C because the prof said my translations were beautiful…but I tried to hard to use precisely the right words, wasting time on volume. I do that anyway, but writing in English I can work around awkward useage.

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      5. I learned typing back in the dark ages, also shorthand, which was one of the most helpful things I ever learned. Also Latin (one year.) I do hunt and peck with my stylus on my Kindle Fire, which is not really efficient as it results in a lot of errors.

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      6. don’t forget the high school beginner class took an entire semester or two to get a typist up to speed. I still picture that big book with the examples…. ded ded ded jkl; asdf asdf …. etc. I never have learned to type numbers or special characters without looking at the keyboard.

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      7. wow! I never got over about 80 wpm, and whenever I took a speed test I failed it…I am a very poor test-taker. 🙂 I am really glad I learned when I did, though…and insisted that all my kids take typing in school, and they all appreciate it now.

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