Five Card Story: Pretty as a Petal

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a Five Card Flickr story by Alex E. created Aug 18 2021, 03:28:44 pm. Create a new one!

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The sound of the shutters could be heard as a light flashed through the room, the girl in front of the camera forcing herself to not flinch as she had to to stay stiff. It was always hard to be a model but it was always worth it to hear people fanning over the pictures she had posed long hours for. It was a normal day at the start but she couldn’t help getting a weird feeling about the new camera the photographer brought. It was old and off setting as if it was watching her, but she assumed it was just her brain being paranoid about the small change in her life.
The light blinded her for a second as she quickly blinked the pain away, soon being able to see again only to see an unknown alleyway in front of her. Startled, she frantically looked around to find anything familiar but only found the camera on the floor with a glistening red liquid dripping from the lens. Slowly picking it up, the liquid seemed to evaporate and disappear within a second as she looked through it. Suddenly the camera flashed as she accidently took a picture, almost dropping the camera as the picture showed her real home.
Walking out of the alley, it was already obvious that the place she was in was different. The streets were completely abandoned as the buildings and signs were covered in vandalism and cracks everywhere, no other human in sight. The feeling of danger was everywhere as she slowly creeped through the roads, not noticing as white roses started replacing the road. A loud yelp came out of her as she tripped into a bush of thorned roses, scratches burning her skin as the roses quickly wrapped around her legs. Thorns dug into her skin as she screamed loudly, begging for help only to hear an echo of her own voice and realizing that she was purely alone… to be continued in the full story of Pretty as a Petal

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