Flicker – Friday Fictioneers

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PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook


‘What the hell are they?’

My husband bustled through the front door, snow swirling with him. He’s carrying two orb-shaped lights on iron rods in his hands.

‘They’re Christmas decorations. I thought they’d look good in living room, on the wall. You know… to create an ambience.’

‘An ambience of what? The backstreets of London in the nineteenth century?’

I can’t suppress a giggle. Honestly, what was he thinking?

By 9pm we’re sat watching TV, Dickensian style. The orbs produce a dull orange glow, but then start to flicker.

‘Where did you say you got them?’

‘Vera’s Voodoo.’


This piece was written for the Friday Fictioneers hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields – Addicted to Purple. 

Each week a photo prompt is given and the challenge is write a flash fiction piece of no more than one hundred words.

Find other Friday Fictioneer stories here.

Author: Jennifer Kennedy

Mother, teacher and writer. I love all my jobs but writing holds a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy reading my short stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

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