Sunday Photo Fiction – Relaxation Techniques

Every week a photo is used as a prompt to create a story using around 200 words. If you want to have a go, then click on the Sunday Photo Fiction image, and if you want to see what others have written, then click on the blue frog icon.



Relaxation was the key to success. Timothy sat down and closed his eyes, thinking about all the good things. He breathed in through his nose … long inhale. And out through his mouth … long exhale. He opened his eyes and realized something was missing. He lit the incense stick and moved his Buddha figure slightly. The scent of white musk now permeated the room and he found it easier to relax. In through the nose; he held it for five seconds and then slowly blew out over another five seconds.

He sat there for twenty minutes, relaxing, and he felt a calmness wash over him with each inhale and exhale. Another gorge of tension left him. He sat there for a while before he realized he still held his breath. Blowing it out he felt the last of his tension escape and felt more serene than he had ever done in his life. A smile spread across his face as he opened his eyes.

“Well,” he said to himself, jumping to his feet. “This isn’t getting the body parts cleaned away.” And grabbed a bag so he could fill it with the heads of his latest victims.

31 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – Relaxation Techniques

  1. That’s what you call a sharp contrast. I was lulled into the relaxation. The conclusion was like a punch in the gut. Well done.

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