Holiday pics

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.

~ Robert Frost.

Prompt  ….
PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

A painting is worth 1000 words. However, what is edited out of a photograph could well be much more.

The Pandeys were loading their holiday photos on whatsapp. Their 11 year old daughter (pichkoo) was watching them. As they opened the prompt pic in gallery – Pichkoo quipped in ‘Daddy, Daddy’

Yes, Honey!

Where are those monster mosquitoes in the pic?


And where is that large waste dump?


And the bad smell?

Photographs are visual darling.

OK, will you be telling your friends that I suffered with fever for a week after the visit to that river?

Words ~ 99
PS – This is fiction. No disrespect is intended to this particular prompt.

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.



45 thoughts on “Holiday pics

    • Especially true for digital photos. At one time photo-films were accepted legal evidence. Now they have to be authenticated and can only be used as evidence on the discretion of the judge.
      Thank you for the interest.

  1. Love the Robert Frost quote. Your story was a very creative take on the prompt. Photoshop may prove to be one of life’s true evils and it’s such a huge contributor to “fake” news.

    • Glad you liked that little poem. Some how it seemed so apt for this prompt.
      Yes, the digital manipulation has made it difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction.
      Thank you for the interest.

  2. Good point, photos can only show so much. Although I suspect that even if they had photos of the negative parts of the trip, we still would see a “perfect” vacation on their Facebook album!

  3. I started reading the poem and realized it was my favorite poet right away. Excellent addition to the prompt. Which, by the way, was in no way disrespectful to the prompt–just really good imagination and conversation.

  4. Well I had a landfill as my subject – so your take sat right with me!
    Also – after a Bahamas trip in late 80s I was ill and so this fiction rings true for many travelers – and great great point about what is left out of pics

  5. Today’s digitally manipulated photographs can be likened to the works of impressionist painters whose works, we are told, represented the artists’ freedom of interpretation and artistic convention.

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