The following photo is the PHOTO PROMPT. Tell me in a hundred words or less what story this tells you.
Note: There were quite a few who went over 100 words last week and felt that they couldn’t cut the excess without sacrificing their stories. I challenged one writer to cut 20 words and he rose to the occasion with skill. Trust me, it can be done.
Genre: Histrionic Fiction
Word Count: 100
SEPTEMBER 4, 1953
Warmed by the breeze wafting through the open kitchen window, Evalyne read the Kansas City Star headline.
“Florence Chadwick swam the English Channel Friday,” she said and turned from the sports page to the crossword puzzle.
“The same day as our little girl’s birth,” said Bob. “Maybe she’ll beat Miss Chadwick’s record someday.”
“One across—six-letter word for storyteller—author. One down—six-letter word for painter—artist. She might be one of those.”
The baby cried. Bob jumped up, hurried to the next room and returned with their daughter in his arms.
“The future’s wide open for our Princess Rochelle.”