Here is this week’s entry into the weekly challenge brought to us by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
Here are the rules: Use the photo as inspiration, write a hundred(ish) words – and share! Here goes my offering for this week – and I welcome your comments again!
Copyright – Claire Fuller
– Hoodwink –
‘Why did you take the photo through the window? Don’t you know anything? Look at the reflections!’
‘The keys have gone missing. And you know how it is – the estate agent needs pictures for the website today…’
‘They’re on the same ring as your car keys –in your goddamned hand! What’s wrong with you?’
‘You know I get flustered… you know that they want the pictures –’
‘-for the website today, yes, yes, you said! But we’re not going to sell grandfather’s workshop to anyone with crappy pictures like that!’
Selena strode away, shoulders hunched high, back ramrod straight. Round one to us, gramps, I thought.
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40 thoughts on “Hoodwink – Friday Fictioneers”
I kind of felt Selena didn’t want to let the place go. Good story.
Somebody didn’t…! Thank you 🙂
I love it, the dialogue works brilliantly.
Thank you, Carol.
Great take Freya, very well done. Love the references to the quality of the photo you used it cleverly.
Thank you – it reminded me of back in the old days when I would receive photos back from the chemists – the 1970s quality was quite nostalgic!
To quote Gollum, “Tricksy!” Hope they get to keep it.
Time will tell…!
Great idea and nicely done.
Thank you, Sandra.
Clever – thanks! Nan
Thank you, Nan.
Liked how you played on the quality of the photo in your story. And I did take it through the window because the place was locked, but I didn’t have a key.
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Claire. Thank you for the inspiration! I wasn’t sure if it was taken through a window or not, so I am pleased I guessed correctly 🙂
Great way to follow grandpa…. Great to use the reflection as the theme of the picture.
Thank you, Bjorn.
HA! As Punch said to Judy, THAT’S THE WAY TO DO IT! Methinks grampa doesn’t really want to part with his workshop.
I’m not writing this week, but I’d love it if you’d drop by my blog for a second anyway, I posted a big announcement today
Grandpa is determined to keep hold of it, for sure!
Oooh, a mysterious blog announcement – now that’s intriguing…. I’m popping over in a little bit, for I can resist everything but temptation….
Hahaha that was really good 🙂
I’m glad you enjoyed it!.
I enjoyed reading this. It had great dialogue and voice.
Thank you, Patricia. I enjoy writing short snippets of dialogue – it’s like eavesdropping… 😉
An original take on the picture so to speak! Perfect!
Thank you, Linda!
A girl with an ulterior motive. Go Selena! And well done.
Thank you, Rochelle!
I like the way the narrator subverts the effort subtly. It seems like some intentional incompetence to me, am I right? 🙂
Now that would be just too devious of her, wouldn’t it…?! 😉
Sometimes, bossyboots need to be stopped in their tracks… that’s all I’m saying 🙂
Yay, well done. Don’t sell, baby, don’t sell!
I don’t think she will. She may be in her sister’s shadow, but she is very determined!
Freya, great take on the prompt! I enjoyed your story. Just because it’s old, it doesn’t mean mean it should be destroyed. I hope Grandpa gets to keep it. – Amy
Thank you, Amy. I think Grandpa has a very good ally in his younger granddaughter…
I really enjoyed this, and loved the ending, an ending with subtle humor, and ending to the point of it all.
Thank you, Lorri.
It’s so easy for us girls to play dumb. Suckers!
Nice take! Loved how you wove the story in just dialogues, that is truly artful 🙂
Thank you, Tinkerbell! I used to hate writing dialogue – flash fiction of this sort seems just long enough to erase the fear! 🙂