Dear One and All
The following flash fiction story was written in response to Rochelle’s FridayFictioneers photo prompt, posted this week (14/03/18 for Friday 16/03/18) by Ted Strutz. To read other FridayFictioneers stories based on the same prompt, or to join in with the fun, click the la’al Blue Frog below, remembering writing is reading, and commenting on what you think went well and not so well in others’ stories informs your storytelling as well as helping other writers – wheresoever they may be on their writerly journey.
MY CAMERA NEVER LIES
Kelvin M. Knight
Where my camera looks, I look, into the tangle-wood of other’s lives. Snapping their misfortunes, photoshopping their mistrust, airbrushing beauty into their moments of ugliness – this is the life I chose.
My camera never lies, only me. What would I sell if I turned my lens around? A pocketful of patience. A flask of cold forgiveness. A plastic bag of humility, scrunched around my fist.
These things aren’t newsworthy, yet I wrestle with my camera everyday. One day I’ll shine its flash into my eyes. One day I’ll stop being afraid.
But not today. Today the rent is due.