Tuesday, February 7

Perceptions

Sometimes colours can trick our eyes and brains into seeing things that aren't really there. So it was with part of the photo Tess Kincaid gave for a Mag prompt this week.
The detail in the red prism shape
intrigued me, but I needed to change the colours and stretch the image before I was happy enough with it to write the following words...

It was as if I could hear the distorted reflections of this young couple speaking. “Look, I've brought you flowers, please, accept them with my apologies…”
“Why should I? Have you any idea how hurt I was?”
My mind began writing a script, sifting through possibilities of what might have upset the mousy-haired, bespectacled girl…
Coincidentally, this contains 55 words, and will be offered up to G-Man to audition for the part of principal actor, when the script is finalised! :)

25 comments:

  1. What an interesting painting! You could go so many places with this one.
    Hugs
    SUeAnn

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  2. Interesting take on the picture. Tell us more?

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  3. Intriguing...incredible how a few words can pique interest. And I love how unexpected your impression of the photo is. So interesting. I am reading Julian Barnes' "The Sense of an Ending". Somehow your bit of dialogue here fits right in with his story. Have you read it?

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    1. No, Ann, it's not a book I've come across, but if you recommend it, I might hunt it down!

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  4. Intriguing...I think I hear the beat of your drummer!

    =)

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  5. I like that the reader of this, is left with an open ended scenario. An interesting response to the prompt. Thank you for sharing, Jinksy.

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  6. Now that’s definitely a different take on the prompt. Well, when you have a few spare minutes just run up the script!

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    1. ha nice jinksy...you just kicked open the door to our imagination and let us go to work....

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    2. Sadly, the door to my imagination remained firmly shut, so no script forthcoming! LOL

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  7. ...ha. sounds like she needs a few highlights... mousy haired is never good. Jealousy, cheating, lying, make up sex... Your story has it all... :)

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    1. Only if the reader has a good imagination! That of the writer was lacking...

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  8. Jinksy, I loved your take on the images. Pareidolia is neat, isn't it? And now I want to know what the couple's quarrel was all about! :)

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    1. Now there's almost a name for one of the characters... Perry I. Dolia... ???

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  9. Interesting how working with an image can unleash a story you didn't know was lurking in your head.

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  10. love this,

    true that a bunch of flowers could not erase all the pains,
    the most beautiful 55,
    Happy Friday.

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  11. Well, your mind did go in an interesting direction indeed! Well done.

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  12. Dialog is such an interesting place to start. If your characters are willing to talk, you've got a gold mine of stories in your future.

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  13. Definitely the start of something good.

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    1. Not unless my imagination gets kick up the backside... :)

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  14. Very nice take...I say she goes to have a makeover ~

    Happy weekend ~

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  15. Please kick your imagination then, I want to know what happens next!

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  16. Yes, please give your imagination a swift kick. I'm dying to know the rest of the story!

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  17. I've been away.....and you've only gotten better........

    I love the way you see things......

    The Collage Pirate

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