Wednesday 8 July 2020

The Eyewitness

She had a feeling something sinister was happening on the street. 

Her kitchen-window overlooked the road from where she could hear the commotion.

She went ahead and opened the window.

PHOTO PROMPT @ A. Noni Mouse
She heard loud shrieks, but couldn't see anything. 

A police-officer knocked at her door.

"Thank you for calling us on time, Madam. The lady, who was attacked, is in safe hands. She’s in the hospital."

Examining the view from her window, he asked, "What did you see?"

"I can't see... I'm blind...", she said. 

"But, here's my camera. I've recorded the incident. You may find it useful. Please see..."

100 words story for Friday Fictioneers

What would you have done in a similar situation? 
Do you consider yourself as a 'Citizen Journalist'? 
Do you use your phone for recording videos and clicking pictures when you face such issues?
Please share your comments below.


  1. Tough call. I mean if you film someone crazed with anger you risk them turning on you. They could turn into the neighbour from hell and they know where you live.

  2. Sell the footage to the local TV station?

  3. She did the right thing. Call the authorities and let them sort it out.

  4. Such an inventive take on the photo prompt, Anita. Well done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

  5. I'm glad things turned out well for all concerned. Quick thinking on the neighbor's part.

  6. Dear Anita,

    A precarious situation indeed.



  7. She did the right thing, I'm thinking

  8. Clever tale of clever lady, Anita

  9. She did what she could and it all worked out well. That's a good thing! Creative story, Anita.

  10. Great story Anita. I'd be nervous about videoing incidents for fear becoming caught up in them!


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