I brought a bunch of flowers the other day, as I mentioned on Saturday in my Photo of the Week, and I took several photos of them, so here are four.
Every person is a part of my life. Those who nod to me in the street; those who smile to me; those who talk to me; those who insult me; those who compliment me; those who love me; those who berate me; those who hate me; those who like me; those who follow me; those who inspire me; those who have taught me harsh lessons. Every single one of them, and every single one of you has helped me become who I am today. I want to thank all of them, and I want to thank all of you. After all, you all inspire me.Thank you.
Have a great week, each and every one of you.
Thanks today to:
Every week a photo is used a prompt for a piece of fiction in around 200 words. If you want to have a go, then head over to Sunday Photo Fiction and see what you think. This is one of the last entries for this week, as I haven’t had a lot of time this week due to personal reasons, so there are about three hours left on this challenge. If you are interested, a new challenge will start at around 4 am UK time.
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This is part of an ongoing story that you can find at the top under Fiction/Daniel’s Legacy – Dan’s Story. To make it easier, I have also turned that into a link so you don’t have to go up there to look. See, I’m nice like that. Dan is a private investigator finding why some people on his home planet are being murdered. The one person who had been helping them was Major Zoe Keegan, but she died in an elevator accident. Dan had a hunch that she was not dead and questioned the new commander of the base who took over from the Major, Captain Manatee. He refused to answer any of the questions about her, and asked them to leave …
Dead On Target
It had been five days since Dan and Dahlia saw Captain Manatee and questioned him about Captain Zoe Keegan under the pretence of wanting to create a memorial for her. In that time, he set up hidden video cameras around the base to see if his hunch was true about Keegan still being alive, and that Manatee knew everything that went on with her.
He quietly made his way to where one of the cameras pointed at the buildings. He moved the foliage and swapped the memory cards, removing the one with recorded data and replacing it with a fresh one. He took off his prosthetic hand and slid the full card inside, and then reattached the hand back on to his wrist. He quietly moved away, making sure the camera was still hidden.
Dahlia started the vehicle as she saw Dan exiting the woods, and drove them towards the House of Worship. As they passed the outer area of the base, Dan pointed to an area that seemed to have been demolished recently, and judging by the angle, the camera should have at least some shot of it.
The vicar ushered them into the back room and Dan removed the card from its hidden compartment and placed it into the viewing machine. After two hours of watching, Dan’s hunch was proved true as Zoe Keegan stepped out of a door and met Captain Manatee, who seemed to have been expecting her.
I decided I wanted to buy myself a bunch of flowers this week so I could photograph them. As we walked into the supermarket, I mentioned to my sister my intention, and she suggested we look in the reduced area. When we had a look, there was a huge bunch that were originally £15 (about $24) and they were down to £9 ($14). I said that I was not going to pay that much for flowers that they would be giving away by the end of the day. The guy pricing said to name a price, so I said a fiver – £5 ($8) So at a third of the price, I think that was a good deal. They were only for me anyway.