Worth 1,000 Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This week, the writers at the Cafe are putting that to the test.

We went to Flickr/Commons and directed our writers to choose a picture based on an algorithm including letters from their names. The picture chosen would be the inspiration for a piece of flash fiction of 1,000 words or less.

We’re storytellers and we are trying to prove that a picture is, indeed, worth a thousand words. In every case, we’ve been successful, though the degree of that success is up to you, our dear readers, to decide.

The pictures, of course, are the property of the people at the other end of the link, not ours and we make no claim. The stories, though, are copyrighted by the individual authors. It’s up to each author what might be further done with them.

“C Is For Cat” by Jack Campbell, Jr.
“Chief Complaint” by Larry Jenkins
“Head of a Pin” by Kevin Wohler
“Breathtaking” by Sara Lundberg
“Voices on the Wind” by R.L. Naquin
“The Artist” by Nancy Cayton Myers
“Gibson” by Ted Boone
“Cardboard People” by Angela Kordahl
“Lyla” by Jason Arnett
“The Blood on His Sleeves” by Amanda Jaquays
“Not Suitable” by Muriel Green
“Salt” by Paul Swearingen
“Girls Should Be Fearless” by Aspen Junge