Sunday Photo Fiction: Part 5 – Nineteen-Years Later 

Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting SPF.


A Mixed Bag

Chad didn’t have the stomach for being in the military. This was especially apparent to them, as a man Uncle Sam knew rowed them out to a large navy vessel, dropping a grapplinghook when they were close.

Chad and his Uncle Sam boarded the the ship.

“What are we doing here, Uncle?”

“We need to to read your tattoo Chad and find out what information is on there. Why Garig wants it so bad.”

“Do you think he’d really kill me? I’m Mona’s son, wouldn’t that mean anything to Garig?” Chad asked.

Sam sighed.”Garig and Mona went out for a while. For Garig, it didn’t end well because Mona was secretly seeing Tom behind his back . . .”

Sam was interrupted by a pretty woman with red hair and glasses:”Welcome onboard, we’ve been waiting for you,” the woman said in a melodic voice.

Chad was surprised when his Uncle blushed. “Uh, Marrion. It’s good to see you. How are you?”

Marrion smiled, “I’m fine Sam, as well as can be expected after last time . ..” Sam’s eyes went wide.

She turned to Chad. “Chad, let’s go read your tattoo.”

Chad nodded, following Marrion into a lab. He lay on his stomach on a table in an examining room off to the side.

Marrion lifted up Chad’s shirt, seeming to know exactly where his cartoon seal was located.

She chuckled. “I bet you got a few bruises for this tattoo in highschool.”

“Yeah, just a few.”

“Hold still Chad,” Marrion said.

He watched her in a mirror parallel to the table, scanning his tattoo multiple times with an expensive device. Then, he felt a few sharp pokes.

Uncle Sam came into the exam room and Marrion turned to him.

“Sam, this is dangerous information in Chad’s tattoo. You can’t go back after this is revealed. There’s grave peril in this path . . . ”

In the near vicinity, Chad heard gunfire and groaned.


Read Part 4 here.


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16 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: Part 5 – Nineteen-Years Later ”

  1. Nooo .. you can’t end it there. lol

    Love this. I wonder what is on the tattoo that everyone wants so much. Be interesting to find out. Although I wonder if Garig realises that he could damage the tattoo if he gets shot.

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    1. Hehe. Yeah I guess I’m really learning about those cliff hanger endings. You make a good point, Garig comes in firing guns and he doesnt know where on Chad’s body this tattoo is located. But Marrion knows and that could put her in harms way 🙂 thanks Al 🙂

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      1. The problem with writing in 200 words is that there is so much that you could tell but can’t. Doing the weekly story is a great way of the roundabout. I miss doing the Raynard and Dan/Daniel stories, but it has been so long I don’t think I could start them back up again. There again, with my new laptop (woohoo) I can actually get back to writing again.

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      2. I bet you’d be surprised. I know 200 words is very hard. I’m trying to finish up the series this week and next, too much to get into for flash fiction if I go on too long. As you can see already, keeping to word limits has been hard.


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