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Fiction Friday 2/3/17

Hello, and welcome to Fiction Friday where I share some of my writing. This week’s post is a response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Finish off Fridays #7: Shadow 03.02.17, where they provide the picture and the opening sentence and we write an additional 100-150 words to complete the story.

150 words, 1 Minute Read

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Photo: (c) Lorraine 

 

Until she uploaded her day’s photos onto the computer, she never noticed the shadow in each of them.

“What the…” She trailed off, confused. Her photography expeditions she did alone for this particular reason. In each photo she saw the same shadow, behind her off to the side. She  flashed to a memory with her father who had been in a hit and run a few years back and had died in the hospital.

She remembers crying by his side, being angry and sad. Her crying had woken him up and he’d said, “Don’t cry baby girl, I’ll always be with you.”

She felt herself tearing up at the memory. She stood in front of a mirror, took a picture, and uploaded it to her computer. Lo and behold, there was the shadow standing a few feet behind her. Tears fell down her face as she laughed, cherishing the shadow.

“Baltimore Rapper Lor Scoota Killed”

One of Baltimore’s own rappers Lor Scoota was shot and killed this past Friday at an intersection after he left a charity basketball event at Morgan State University. People die so often around us that it has desensitized us, numbed us to the loss of life. There are countless people like Lor Scoota, robbed and deprived of their potential and their opportunity to contribute to our society. Remember to cherish the ones you hold dear and try to encourage and inspire the people around you. We are all just humans trying to live and thrive on this planet we call Earth.

Here is Lor Scoota’s most popular song. Also check out his music on Soundcloud.