Another installment of Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. 100 words or so based on the image below. Click on the link (after this piece) and come join us!
Carmencita was resting on a day bed. She finished reading yet another Pope article in The Daily Times, and picked up her hand mirror. It was decorated, on the back, with a turquoise inlaid spider web. She looked at herself looking back.
“The nerve! Who does the Pope think he is making his Proclamation of Joy when the ground is covered with snow, and the light struggles to survive, and I’m locked up in here again?” she asked.
“Miss Ellen?” Carmencita smiled to her nurse and herself. “What day is it?”
“Winter Solstice.” Ellen winked.
Both women laughed at that.
PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy