Every Friday authors from around the world gather around the virtual fireside of fellow WordPress blogger Rochelle Wisoff to share flash fiction stories of 100 words, all inspired by a common photograph, and exchange constructive criticism. Readers’ comments are also welcome. This week’s photo has been provided by Rochelle Wisoff. Thanks Rochelle.
I’m coming in a little late with this one. With apologies for taking liberties, Rochelle, here’s the story your photo inspired. Oh and happy birthday!
It’s Not What You’re Looking At
“The rectangles are squares, too.”
“Why do artists speak in riddles? Enlighten me.”
“It’s about squaring up.”
“All the items are meaningful to the collection’s compiler.”
“But squaring up?”
“I went through a phase – everything had to be square. Squaring’s about coming to terms.”
“Why d’I see just a display of childhood memorabilia?”
“… compiler didn’t succeed, either.”
“How d’you figure that, guru?”
“All those wheels … desire to escape.”
“You’re on a flight of fancy.”
“Absolutely, but you should know – as a scientist – it’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”