Sunday Photo Fiction : Reconstruction



Sharon and Rob met by chance at the bar of their local, The Waterside Arms.

Hers was a Vodka Lime, and his, a pint of the local brew.

It wasn’t much of a meeting.

They were oblivious of each other.

Each engrossed in their own world.

Several drinks later they met again.

Rob was returning to his table with another pint and Sharon stumbled out of the ladies.

The collision was inevitable, but Rob balanced his pint in one hand and steadied Sharon with the other.

“Sorry”, said Sharon.

Rob looked at her in stony silence.

“Sorry”, said Sharon, again.

Rob just grumbled and moved on.

It wasn’t much of a meeting either, but it wasn’t their last.

Rob’s scribbled note fell out of the pocket of her cardigan as she undressed for bed.

“You’re smashing hun ;-)”

On the back was a mobile number.

Her “Hello?”, was only the beginning and led to the reconstruction and recomposition of their broken lives.

It’s still a work in progress.


The idea of Sunday Photo Fiction hosted each week by Al Forbes, is to create a story / poem or something using around about 200 words with the photo as a guide. Please try to keep it as close to the 200 words as possible. It doesn’t have to be centre stage in the story, I have seen somewhere the placement is so subtle, the writer states where it is.

This week’s photo prompt is © A Mixed Bag, 2013.


  1. Iain Kelly · September 4, 2016

    Lovely use of the prompt. Here’s hoping their work in progress is a success!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · September 4, 2016

      Thanks Iain.


  2. Lynn Love · September 5, 2016

    Love this, Graham. Love the fact they meet one and make no impact on each other – most of us wouldn’t think to do that but it adds to the reality of the situation, the feel of the piece. And another work in progress! Really good – one of my favourites of the week 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sunday Fiction · September 6, 2016

    I like that. Love the use of the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sally · September 6, 2016

    I love the idea that their relationship is a work in progress especially from the bland start of it. Great writing.


  5. mandibelle16 · September 7, 2016

    Enjoy this a lot Graham. “The work in progress” like many people’s lives and social interactions. Also a fan of vodka limes, my fav highball but I drink it with water now instead of Sprite or 7Up. Well written.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dahlia · September 8, 2016

    Great story! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Graham Lawrence · September 8, 2016

      Thanks for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

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