The Ceremony – Sunday Photo Fiction Prompt

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The Ceremony
By Teresa Dean Smeigh
copyright August 2015

“The ceremony is about to start.
Places everyone, but watch your step.
There is a hole in the floor.
A nasty fall could incur.”

The people shuffled about for places.
Watching carefully about them.
The rock walls held them in.
No way to spread out.

The leader was fiddling with his
Ceremonial robe and items.
Shoving started as people looked
For spots where they could see.

“Stop the shoving, plenty of room.
One need not see what I am doing.
Just find a spot, somewhere comfortable.
What was that scream?”


sunday photo fiction

Sunday Photo Fiction – August 30th 2015

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to centre around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story. This week’s photo is a top down shot of a room in The Roman Painted House in Dover, but you can use the image in any way you feel you want to.

If you have the time, please read some of the other stories that have been written via the InLinkz page below. Remember though, the main thing is to have fun, enjoy what you write, and write what you enjoy.

About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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17 Responses to The Ceremony – Sunday Photo Fiction Prompt

  1. Haha Whoops. I enjoyed this story

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ceayr says:

    Nicely built tale.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Graham Lawrence says:

    Well done. Very enjoyable. Really liked the lines “There is a hole in the floor.
    A nasty fall could incur.” 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A very enjoyable piece of work 🙂


  5. Very nice Tessa, I enjoyed it! Seems someone is being sacrificed!


  6. Susan Langer says:

    Nice tale, Tessa. I knew someone was going to fall inm but thought it would be the leader. You fooled me…:)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dave says:

    Watch that first step…


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