Every Now & Then A Rainbow – Fiction

Time for this week’s challenge over at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. Thanks to PJ  for hosting our challenge. 

Here is the photo and my story.  (I’ve gone a few words over) Please follow little froggy for more stories.

Sid and I were in a small Kansas town browsing at a second hand shop.  We were going through a box of old photographs and ran across what was certainly a mistake.  Not a photograph meant to be developed.

“This isn’t for sale is it?”  I asked the clerk.

“It sure is,” he replied.  “That’s one of the most famous photographs to come out of our town.   Just after the tornado hit back in ’07.”   He took it from my hand and turned it over.  “Look here at this poem on the back.”

Every Now & Then A Rainbow (’07)

Just a photograph.
Angled all around.
Now, an empty corner
where lives had once been lived
promises made
babies born
mournful good byes.

Just a photograph
of a small corner in space and time
where nothing much happens these days.
The grass is green and bright though
sometimes tipped with morning dew
and every now and then
a rainbow.


Thank you Yinglan for our photo prompt!

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