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An unusual vase

136-12-december-27th-2015

“Ta-da! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!”

“Wow! This is beautiful!… I’m sorry, dear… but I’m rushing to join your dad at the airport… we are flying off today – ”

“Oh ya! Don’t worry, mom! Your vase is safe with me. Have a great Mother’s Day trip!”

***

Lucy was awaken by Coco’s incessant barks. When she opened her bedroom door, she was stunned. What’s that? The vase glows?!

She touched the vase and the glow overwhelmed her.

***

When Lucy opened her eyes, she found herself in an unfamiliar place.

This… looks like… a room in some dynasty…

She looked at herself, and panicked. What’s this… weird costume? Am I filming?

Then she heard some noises coming from outside the room. She poked a hole through the paper plastered door, and saw two men having a conversation. They were dressed in a weird costume like her. She listened intently.

The other man is addressing this guy as Prince Yong… Don’t tell me he’s Yin Zhen – Emperor Yongzheng – a son of Kangxi Emperor?! Can’t be. They must be filming.

She looked carefully. There isn’t any crew or equipment. The seller had warned me about the vase. So it’s true! I really travel in time – back to Qing Dynasty!

She fainted.

(205 words)

Β© 2015 Fun Simplicity @ Simply Me. All Rights Reserved.


Written for Sunday Photo Fiction, hosted by Alastair Forbes. Thank you Alastair.

The challenge is to write a story or poem, with around 200 words, from the photo prompt provided.

 

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