From Heart To Page

The picture prompt in Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge this week is the same as the one I wrote a little flash fiction post to a couple of months ago. So here is is again, just in case you missed it.

I have been tagged for the TELL THE STORY Challenge by the lovely Finding French Charming.

From Heart To Page


Through the school she would float. Flint-like face, devoid of expression. Steely gaze always looking ahead, never distracted by the boisterous actions of her fellow students. Heart and mind locked away from every other. She would sit in class silently and turn in Grade A assignments. There was no fault to her work. But there was no spark of life, no warmth in her manners, no colour in her cheeks. Cut off from all around her, through school she would float.

At the age of sixteen she left school with top exam results. That summer she started walking. She was no longer floating. It is impossible to float down rugged paths and rocky trails. She walked and walked mile after mile. No boisterous actions around her, just peace, serenity. The forest breathing in time with her heartbeat. Something entered her being and began to unlock her heart and mind. Gentle and careful at first, only manifest by the occasional tear which would escape from her eye-lid as she was walking.

Nobody said anything, there was nothing to say. She never uttered a word to another soul. But one day after one of her long walks, she entered a local cafe, quaint and quiet with a small bouquet on every table. She sat in the deepest corner of the cafe facing the wall, rather than the other tables. She ordered a soya cappuccino from the waitress, who promptly delivered it to her table. She pulled out a notebook from her rucksack and began to write.

It all came out, one word at a time.


So I have to choose three other bloggers now and tag them to write a story based on the photo I have chosen:


Although there is no obligation to participate, so no worries to those who are busy with other projects they are working on, the three bloggers I am tagging (although anyone is more than welcome to use the photo if it appeals to them) for the TELL THE STORY Challenge are:

32 thoughts on “From Heart To Page

    1. I am not great at flash-fiction…but I am pleased with this little one. I think I have learnt so much from other bloggers about how to create a short story (my style is excessive pages of detail and analysing every moment and every emotion) that leaves you wondering who this character is and what their story is.

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        1. I like them – but it would have been my flatmate Suzie who would have chosen something like those. I wear more plain colours – I have pretty flat shoes mostly in navy, because I wear navy rather than black as my base colour. I do have stilettos in every colour of the rainbow, but every single pair is just all one colour, none of them are patterned. I have my tan leather boots and then it’s all hiking boots, trainers and summer sandals for me.

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          1. I like T-shirt, jeans and hiking shoes. lol!! I’m not near as fashionable as you are.

            You sound in essence a very classy lady!


                1. They are hazardous. I will let you into a secret. I walk everywhere in flat shoes. When I am going somewhere I am dressed up for, the stilettos are hidden in my bag and they only go onto my feet once I have arrived at the venue/restaurant/theatre or wherever I am headed.

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                  1. From a man’s POV, stilettos and high heels are hot! Don’t get me wrong! But, a respectable pair of flats are just as nice. Then again, I’m not a very fancy guy..

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    1. Thanks Sadje – Finding French Charming tagged me for the TELL THE STORY Challenge back in February and sent the same picture Fandango is using for FFFC this week. I recycled the post because I have so much to do at the moment.

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