Of Bookstores & Cafes

Photo prompt @Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Miles traveled to the old town of Paphos in late July, as he had done in previous years. He stepped into the bookstore, taking in the familiar scent that brought back a flood of memories and a rush of excitement. He browsed the shelves with anticipation looking for just the right book.

It was like an unspoken sentiment between them. Miles would go to the local cafe she owned, and they would talk for hours.

Miles quickened his pace, crossing the tram tracks, clutching the book in hand. His eyes searched for the cafe frantically, but it wasn’t there anymore.

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Photo Prompt © Jeff Arnold

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Living Quarters.

Photo Prompt © J Hardy Carroll

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Travelers In Doubt

Image Credit –  Anshu Bhojnagarwala

They had stopped along the first strip of shops that came into view. They had been driving for hours along a small deserted road and being confined like that was suffocating for her.

They walked past the small piano. Though dilapidated, he was sure it had seen better days. She wandered into the store. He knelt and started to play; striking each key with precision and softness.

She rushed out when she heard the music. There were many things she didn’t know about him, having married him just a few days ago. She dried her tears.

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Returning Home

Photo Prompt © J Hardy Carroll

The day John finished his 15 year sentence, he made his way to the old neighborhood. His eyes paused at the run down building. With its corrugated iron roof, frayed walls and intact windows – it tug at his heart-strings.

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Just the two of us

As Carl drove up the rugged path in his Ford-150, Cecelia eye’s drifted up ahead. The sun was dipping below the horizon and the sky showcased hues of orange and blue. Cecilia’s arms were covered in goosebumps. It must be the chill in the air, she thought.

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