Here we go again, folks, with another opportunity for you to seize the moment and interpret the goings-on in a random photo. In this particular case, I thought it would be festive to attempt a simulation of what I go through when I create all those “Past Imperfect” stories. (Nearly 600 and counting! Which is a sad reflection of how much free time I have on my hands, if you really think about it. So we won’t.)
In this proffering, we have Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda in a still from “The Lady Eve”. It’s been decades since I perused this movie, and I no longer recall what is/was going on in this scene. But that’s the perfect part about “Past Imperfects”: It doesn’t matter what really happened; it matters where you go from here. And there’s quite a bit to work with in this snap.
Henry’s sad little boutonnière.
Both of their expressions.
The suspicious plant in the background. Is someone hiding behind it? Why are they hiding? What has Barbara or Henry or both done that would merit bush subterfuge?
Why is one of them apparently drinking water whilst the other is doing shots? Or is the water in that glass really gin and somebody has a bigger problem than the shot-shooter?
What is wrong with Henry’s left hand? Because, let’s face it, that doesn’t look right. And it’s bigger than his head.
Okay, I think that’s enough launching points. Let’s see what you can do. And, since this is a “Past Imperfect” and this is Bonnywood, you have the right to go back and edit your original story and republish it, pretending that it’s a new story. Because I do that all the time around here, if you haven’t noticed.