In my short story anthology – Sex, Death, and Moist Towelettes – I wrote a story using the inspiration of a British man wearing a top hat, dressed in a tux with a slight wince and beads of sweat on his upper lip. On Her Special Day became his story. Something in that man’s face stopped me and made me look closer. I found a whole life and family in his eyes and now that story is in a book.
So today’s flash fiction will feature faces that stopped me. Pick one and write a short story of your own. Who knows what ideas it will spawn? Even if you’re not a writer, we are all drawn to the emotion in other’s. It’s one of the solid reasons we read books and get yanked into a novel. We all have a natural storyteller waiting to come out. Please share yours, even if it’s only to tell us that one of these guys looks like your Uncle Mort.
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What do you think? Do these people know each other? Are any of them related? Could they all end up in a story? Inquiring minds want to know.