The Past is Another Country

Flash Fiction

Ken Preston

30 November 2023

Here we are, at day five of this ridiculous challenge I set myself, writing a story a day based on this old photo, and every story has to be exactly fifty words long.

I’m just glad I didn’t say I was going to write fifty of them. Hmm, now there’s an idea…

(No, I am not doing this!)

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The Past is Another Country

He handed me an old, creased photograph. ‘She is your target.’

‘Do you have a recent photo?’

His fat lips twitched with the flicker of a smile. ‘She hasn’t changed much.’

I placed the photograph on the table between us. ‘I’m not sure I’m the right man for the job.’