Friday Fictioneers: Conversation Gone Bad


PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Charlotte sighed, “This has to be the most beautiful view I’ve ever seen, don’t you agree? It’s too bad we can’t spend forever here.”

“We can’t spend forever here, honey,” Her husband, Todd, replied. “Sunsets only last a few minutes a day. Besides, we can’t stay here forever glued in these lawn chairs. We must get back to our jobs some time.”

Annoyed, Charlotte crossed her arms across her chest, “Always a realist, aren’t you?” She snapped. “Did you ever think I was talking figuratively? Of course, we can’t stay forever sitting in these lawn chairs. Anyone would know that. Geez!”

(100 words)

Each week, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields-Addicted to Purple hosts Friday Fictioneers where we’re challenged to write a piece of flash fiction in 100 words, more or less, based on the picture above.

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21 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Conversation Gone Bad

  1. This actually made me think of a science fiction short story written by Bob Shaw in 1968 called “The Light of Other Days”. In that story, he introduced the concept of “slow glass”. Here’s a description:

    “The most important effect, in the eyes of the average individual, was that light took a long time to pass through a sheet of slow glass. A new piece was always jet black because nothing had yet come through, but one could stand the glass beside, say, a woodland lake until the scene emerged, perhaps a year later. If the glass was then removed and installed in a dismal city flat, the flat would—for that year—appear to overlook the woodland lake.”

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