#DPChallenge ~ 2 AM Photo

It’s 2AM and your phone has just buzzed you awake, filling the room in white-blue LED light. You have a message. It’s a photo. No words, no explanation. Just a photo. Tell us all about it. And what happens next.

One New Message As usual I wake up in seconds.  And immediately I know where this pic comes from, and you know I know.  So you must be, perhaps, on your own?  Well I am, as probably you know now…

Yes I like the picture, I like the ring, your ring, where the ring is, and what is around it, close to it. And I am staying calm: you are, after all, some four thousand miles from me, and even making a start now, it will be a good twenty hours before I can get there, and touch your ring… So far away you are, my treasure, and your country is still a mystery for me – as you are.  Its 2 in the morning here, so it’s five in the afternoon for you.  I have just noticed, the pic is just now, a few minutes back.  My mind is racing.  Not for long, I know this cold determination.  I’ll catch the next available flight.  Here is my picture in the meantime…


  1. Your entry was very romantic. It was a little confusing at first until I began to understand the rhythm. It sounded more like a poem than just a story. Next time you write in this style, use a poem format or else your thoughts seem like they’re running together.


  2. I like the mystery that you have built into this piece. I can’t help wondering about where ‘the ring’ is; and this makes me interested in following the character in their journey.


  3. Oh my, that’s good. What’s the ring? Where’s the flight to? Who’s the photograph from? Just brilliantly written and a lovely rhythm.


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