The following photo is the PROMPT. Let it speak to you, then tell us in a hundred words or less what it said.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
NIGHT AND FOG
To escape the downpour, I duck into a musty antique shop.
“Willkomen, sir,” says the elderly shopkeeper.
I walk past her to browse the cluttered shelves. A hauntingly familiar porcelain teacup catches my eye.
“Lovely, isn’t it?” she asks.
“My sister had one just like it until we quarreled and I broke it.”
The shopkeeper’s eyes brim. “That was the day the train took my brother Helmond and me to Auschwitz. I thought he died.”
“Esther!” I gasp.
My heart pounds as her radiant smile transforms her into the mischievous child I remember. We embrace and she whispers, “Apology accepted.”