The Ties That Bind


PHOTO PROMPT © Madison Woods

 Read chapter 15 or start from the beginning.

Chapter 16

“Do you want us to chase him down?” The gleam in their eyes said they’d love to.

15 minutes later the man in the black sedan was being led at shotgun point back to the abandoned bark mill. In his rush to get out he had gotten lost.

Using a length of barbed wire, they gingerly wrapped it around him, effectively tying him to the post without hurting him. If he moved, however…

“Should we leave him?” I asked.

“We saw what he did to you. What he could have done.”

“Give him a few days to enjoy the serenity of the wilderness.”

I had the book back. It was time to go public.

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This is a continuation of an experiment. Each week there is a 100 word short story photo prompt challenge posed by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. My challenge to myself is to connect these photos into one seamless story. Click the blue frog to read other stories inspired by this photo.


11 thoughts on “The Ties That Bind

    • I’ve been attempting to create individual stories that also create a much larger one. Some of them do have an end, but most probably don’t. It’s turning more in a to be continued kind of story that I’m doing 100 words at a time based on the photos I’m given. Thanks for the feed back!


  1. I find that I can not link the individual stories, this is in part due to my reading all the other posts. But this story seems to work stand alone. Your sentence: the gleam in their eyes, made me wonder if evil beings were hunting on his behalf.


    • It’s been tough to link them. Sometimes the photos didn’t lend to continuing the story line from the previous week. In those instances I would use the photo as a flashback showing how they got to where they were. The “gleam” was intended for hope. The three guys were hoping the woman would give them the okay to chase down the baddie.


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