Photo Story: Traveling Light

photo prompt feb 2016Only the stickies speak louder than him. Fenêtre on the window. Lumiére on the lamp. Her room is a rolling patchwork farmland. A faraway world that’s not far enough.

“Pou-pee? Sounds like shit-piss.” He aims the doll at her blanketed head. Once, he wore Monstre for a whole afternoon, but that’s a word even he can translate.

The dictionary’s spine has started to crack. A dime at the yard sale and she still had to steal. He flusters its ashes into her face, “Enjoy your flam-bay, baby.”

Liberté on the door, a yellow sticky—the liveliest color to leave behind.



Vera Duffy is a semi-retired luchadora living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in the L.A. Alternative Press, Puppet Terror ‘zine and several micro fiction sites. More at
Photo credit: Sarah Joy

12 Responses to “Photo Story: Traveling Light”

  1. muhammad says:

    very beatiful

  2. Beautiful work, with vivid imagery!

  3. S.E. Shade says:

    Very enjoyable read.

  4. Nicholas Cook says:

    Gorgeous piece. Wonderful use of imagery and language.

  5. Jamie says:

    This is wonderful

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