99 words Prompt : the old photograph – Mateo

July 1, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about “the old photograph.” What is captivating about it? Where did it come from? How does it incite a story? Go where the prompt leads!


An old photograph, who is this?
Your great grand father.
What? impossible, I’ve just seen him yesterday, he told ummmm “Bola de miel Rosa”
Grandma smiled …..
What does that mean?
He is a “Mateo” , time traveller.
Mateo? time travelling?
Thank him when he comes to my funeral tomorrow.
(scoffs) arghhh, I’m not continuing this weird conversation.

next day…

Bola de miel Rosa he said
Are you my great grandpa?
Yes, SHE is your grandma.
I can’t believe! you both came alive?
You will too… Tme travel is our gift.


Stay Calm, time will come, and you will know.

The end…..

8 thoughts on “99 words Prompt : the old photograph – Mateo

  1. I love how you strengthened the image of your characters through their culture. What a fabulous take on time travel. I like to think they became time travelers instead of ghosts or spirits. What an adventure that would be. Great piece Simon!

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