This week’s writing prompt will be (relatively) short and nostalgically sweet.
Your Mission: Create a string of dialogue or a voice-over (think “documentary monotone”, observing wildlife in the Kalahari ) to explain what might be transpiring in this photo.
Some background details that might give you a creative nudge…
This was taken at Bonnywood Manor, before The Restoration of said Manor was fully complete, thus explaining the painful remnants of 1970s décor gloom. The timestamp is murky, but I’ll go with mere seconds after the turn of the century, something like that.
That’s my good friend Dianne on the left (she has since passed, miss her terribly, love her always) and me on the right. Note my linebacker shoulders. I keep saying I’m Big-Boned, but my doctor keeps saying I’m Big-Appetite.
This is actually a Christmas Party, not that you can tell. The yuletide finery was in other rooms at the Manor, not the kitchen. (But if you’re particularly observant, there IS a gift bag in the shot, should you be an afficionado of hidden-object games, as I am.)
It’s very possible that a UFO just landed outside said kitchen window. Run with this angle if you feel compelled.
Whoever took this photo clearly did not understand light refraction. Not shaming, just saying. Of course, this was before we had smartphones that did all the work for us.
The beer in my hand is most likely a Bud Light, as that was my thing at the time. Whatever it is, I’m obviously very happy about something, probably the fact that alcohol was invented in the first place.
Is that enough to kickstart your creative juices?
Dazzle me with your witty interpretations.
P.S. Always take photos of those you love. Always. Because you don’t want to wake up one day and realize that you can’t take any more.
Categories: Flash Fiction