Sunday Photo Fiction — Wailing Well
Every week on a Sunday, a new photo is used as a prompt for Flash Fiction challenge using around 200 words based on that image. Your story does not have to be exactly what the item in the photo is as long as there is at least a reference to it.
My story starts after the photo below.
He was on vacation in northern Vermont. Searching the internet he had found an out-of-the-way cabin for rent about half way up Burke Mountain.
Today he had asked the young clerk at the country store if there were some places he could take some typical North Eastern fall color shots. She had recommended The Mountain View Farm about 2 miles up on Darling Hill Road.
The farm was not hard to find. A very large old abandoned red house with old-fashioned coffin windows. To top it off there was the quintessential wishing well centered on the expansive front yard. He thought this would make the perfect picture that captured the essence of the quaint countryside of Vermont.
Framing the large house with the wishing well in front was fairly easy using his 75-300 mm Canon lens. Changing to a 18-55 mm lens he moved closer to put the well in focus with the house as a background soft blur.
As he approached the well he froze. The sound coming from the well was unmistakable. It was the mournful wail of a new-born baby.