Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#LigoHaibun – Picture Prompt

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This week’s Ligo Haibun Challenge gave us a choice of two pictures from which to write. I chose:




There is a woman on my wall who looks down her aquiline nose at me. Her cloche hat is perched ‘just so’ on perfect black curls. Shapely calves emerge below the hem of a well-cut woollen skirt and end in patent heels. There is an almost smile on her lips and, while her eyes look front, they are off-centre – disengaged. I wonder what she would have thought of me.

Next to her is an unruly head of white permed curls. A long neck sits above an open-necked blouse. Cheeks and wrinkles are scrunched in joy and playfulness as hazel eyes stare directly into the camera lens.

These two are the same woman.

If I didn’t know, would I be able to see?


thirties elegance

no indication of she

who will be grandma

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The rules.


Written by Sarah Ann

April 4, 2014 at 10:46 pm

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  1. so the two photographs ended up being the same person…grandma, right? a lovely haibun, Sarah.


    April 8, 2014 at 4:23 am

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