I am taking part in Mondays Finish the Story 27/04/2015, which is a challenge that provides a photo prompt and the opening sentence to your story. The rules indicate that the story you come up with must be between 100-150 words.

The link below takes you to Part Twenty

laughing flowers

Image © Barbara Beacham

“Are you laughing at me?”

This amazing picture postcard of two laughing flowers, with the cryptic message on the back arrived on the Brigadier’s desk. The sender was a mystery as the card was unsigned. He smiled at his secretary. “I think I know where this came from, did you email everyone to attend the meeting next week? I forgot Marg was on leave! We will have to reschedule”.

 As an afterthought, the Brigadier had the adhesive on the back of the stamp analysed for DNA. Surprisingly a match came back to a known criminal employed by the rogue scientist Dr Dickus.

All members of the team were summoned to the Mysterious Island at once, Bella had now been missing for a month and Don Fernando was very angry. The Brigadier insisted Marg return at once as she was the last person to have been in contact with Bella.

Bella’s family were linked to…………

(150 Words)

To be continued

The link below takes you to Part Twenty


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For today’s prompt, write a looking back poem. Of course, some people just glance over their shoulders, and others stop and turn all the way around. Some look back in time and weigh their successes and failures, evaluate things they could do better. Some claim they never look back. Whatever your stance on looking back, capture it in a poem today.


by John Yeo

Time travel will be possible

In the not too distant future.

When the moment arrives

There will be no looking back.


The puzzling time frame will alter all

We will travel through time

In our wondrous  machine.

Looking forward will be looking back.


Into the future or into the past.


Will be looking back into the future.

Travelling backwards in time

Looking back will become, Now.


Confused? Never look back


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Written for Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic asides blog on “Writers Digest”