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La Siesta (Friday Fictioneers)

Image by DLovering at http://40again.com/

Image by DLovering at http://40again.com/

During siesta the city sleeps. The streets are silent; not a soul to be seen.

During siesta a young girl cries in a phone booth. A toddler plays with his trucks. An old woman watches Days of our Lives. Two lovers make love.

During siesta a doctor treats his patients. A mother sips her coffee. A girl braids her sister’s hair. A man changes a light globe. A woman vacuums the rug. A baby cries for a feed. An old man dies.

During siesta the streets are silent.

And the city is very much alive.


Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information see: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/11-april-2014


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