Greetings all – squishing this in before the homework hits. As always I highly encourage any and all of you creatives out there to take these generous prompts and craft away, as exercise or effort – The Friday Fictioneers weekly wonderful co-creativity :
“Look, the details don’t matter, okay? It happened, and here’s the proof, and now nothing will ever be the same.”
“As if it were. As if things could change like that – all over and immediate. How do we even know what from this collage?”
“Jesus Ralph! They’re connected by the photograph! Look!”
“As if the image were the thing itself. C’mon Rachel, really?”
“God dad! It’s grandpa, a menorah, a dial-up and some crayons – how obvious does it have to be?”
“I’m gonna need something more than a sign Rachel, something more than a trick of the light.”
N Filbert 2013
25 thoughts on “Found Objects”
Thanks for the prompt, and nice writing too 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and following 🙂
my pleasure. i look forward to reading more
Interesting little prompt here, I like the photo a lot and I can see it going a lot of different directions. I’d be curious to see what you did with it, if anything?
the idea is to write ONLY 100 words each week to the photo prompt provided (linked to words Friday Fictioneers) – this week I provided the quick dialogue beneath the picture. You should join in and take it in one or many of those directions
The phone rang. The phone rang just as she turned to leave, had placed her free hand on the tarnished door knob. She turned back to stare at the ringing phone. The old phone she’d found in the box along with the faded photo and the menorah, was ringing.
It insisted. She put down the three crayons on top of the faded photo next to the menorah and the insisting phone. She brought the receiver to her ear.
excellent work – did you post to http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2013/01/16/18-january-2013/ ? would be great for you to join in! Thanks for adding it here
I can picture this conversation taking place. “Come on, Dad. It doesn’t get more obvious than this.” Yep. I can totally see it. Nice writing. 🙂
Great dialogue! I can feel the conviction in the one who believes and the skepticism of the other.
Sorry N. I just made this up on the spur of the moment. Couldn’t resist the photo. I’ve checked the link. Mine was only an opening, so would not qualify in its present state. I enjoyed it though. Good writing practice. I will keep it. Move over Stephen King!
Hello Again, N
I’ve just joined FF, finished my story and posted on my blog. Thanks for this link. I never thought I could write a whole story in 10 minutes. 😕
some people just don’t see, do they? Nice piece here and good dialogue.
sometimes the best things arise in these quick jaunts – very glad you joined up – terrific voice in the writing
very happy to hear
thank you much
Effective and intriguing dialog, but I’m not exactly sure what the items mean. Ron
neither am i nor the father, apparently!?
Thanks for your lovely comment.
Liked the dialog… Not to sure what’s going on though.
Lovely dialogue, and a great contrast between conviction and confusion (which includes me 🙂 ) thank you
thank you 🙂
Excellent! You packed so much into so little.