Missing ….

Prompt –

Copyright B.W. Beacham

Finish the story begins with: “Little did they know when the photographer took their picture that they would find themselves trapped in a painting.”

Little did they know when the photographer took their picture that they would find themselves trapped in a painting. The beat-cop was watching and saw the four musicians disappear in thin air and the smirk on the photographer’s face.

The cop arrested the photographer and seized his camera. The film-type camera contained 31 exposed frames; images of different groups of people in varying locations of the country.

No charges could be pressed as such crimes are not listed in Country’s penal code. The case for soul trapping was strong as 101 persons of the 117 people in the captured images had been reported as missing. The remaining 16 were either too sick to be questioned or had been unaware of being photographed. Amazingly, they comprised background of the images. In absence of objective proof the photographer was let-off.

World over thousands of people go missing each day and many of them are never found.

Reading this,  Alec Smart commented, ‘more elbow space’.

Words < 150

Mondays Finish the Story


19 thoughts on “Missing ….

  1. Wow! That caused so many more thoughts on ‘the missing’… actually on ‘the un-seen’ of our world. When you take a photograph, you are surprised to see them in the background noises. Loved it!

  2. Ooouu, I loved the “Rod Sterling” feel of the narrator of this story – and the “Twilight Zone” mood. I really enjoyed where you took this prompt. It was very interesting and captivating.

  3. Yikers! That’s a tough way to get elbow-space. I imagine it would be tough to prosecute. There really isn’t a law against “soul stealing.” Fascinating idea and a great story!

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