Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #216

Welcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The painting below is from artist Alia El-Bermani posted by Catherine La Rose at

For the visually challenged writer, the painting shows a young girl sitting on a bucket in her bedroom looking at her reflection in a full-length mirror. She seems to have a fashion magazine open on her lap. On the floor next to her left foot is a doll on and some make-up brushes.

If this week’s image inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post. I hope it will generate some great posts.

Please create a pingback to this post or manually add your link in the comments.

23 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #216

  1. bushboy April 24, 2023 / 3:55 am

    Joanne always wondered why the book on her lap never matched the book in the mirror

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  2. breckenridgeann April 24, 2023 / 8:12 am

    I see a young girl looking in the mirror wanted to be loved, wanting to be held, just wanting to belong in this hateful, cruel world.

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    • Fandango April 24, 2023 / 11:30 am

      It’s a confusing world out there for those transitioning from childhood to young adulthood.

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