Photo Story: Picturesque

Photo of rumpled bed lit by a computer screen.“We have reservations at Gabriel’s tonight,” she said, toweling her hair. “James?” His laptop was open on the bed, but he must have left the room, probably to check with the concierge. She removed her black dress from the hanger and examined it, but her eyes wandered past the formal attire. Something in the picture on the wall had changed. A man in a suit now strolled along the sidewalk, smiling as if he hadn’t in so long. His expression was bright, like a man released from prison, and he waved to someone on the other side of the picture.


A recent college graduate, Mason Arledge is seeking publication for his first novel. Outside of storytelling, he loves adventure and fitness and runs a blog at

Photo credit: Quinn Dombrowski

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