Snapshot

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


Date: October 4th,1938 

Time: 3:00pm 

Location: Grand Central Station

 

  Issa, the young black ambitious photojournalist, fresh out of college, is on her first assignment at the New York Times, to capture the essence of the Grand Central Station. 

 The pressure of her finger pressing down the button of her new Kodak Brownie Six-16 gave her acceleration and vim throughout her body. The liveliness of the camera and her body coexist. As soon as the energy departed, she released a sigh. But when she realized the subject she took a picture of, she exclaimed... 

“Uggh”

 Issa examined the station to find the “right” subject and yelled, “Why can’t I find something that’s interesting!”

Oscillating her camera, she has come to the point of frustration. Randomly walking around in circles, and starting to get anxious, Issa starts to take arbitrary pictures. She began to get a feeling to impede her impulsive actions. She saw a white woman in her mid-twenties. She was wearing a navy blue dress—probably Coco Chanel brand—with white gloves, a black monk strap heels, and a semi-wavy hairstyle. 

  She was rushing with a white man behind her, in his mid-twenties— black suit, black Oxford shoes, and a black fedora. Issa could tell they were in a hurry. The woman was murmuring under her breath, “We need to make sure this execution goes right, do you understand me, Johnathan?”

 “Of course, Sapphire don’t worry Travis is an amateur, but he can handle it,” replied Johnathan.

  Issa saw the young man— probably Travis— standing next to an elderly woman. As they were talking, the woman was holding an anomalous machine in her hand.

 “Press the button on the machine, and you’ll be transported to another time,” said Travis.

  When the elderly woman pressed the button, she disappeared. Issa’s face perplexed.

 


Submitted: May 09, 2020

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