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three_chairs100-word Flash Fiction. #FridayFictioneers 

A story inspired by this photo provided by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

Note: Yes, I noticed the reflection of the photographer in the window and that sparked my first sentence. The remainder flowed from there. Enjoy!


“No matter where I go in this city, someone is lurking behind a bush trying to take my picture. Fame sure isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I wish I’d never written that book.”

“You turned the whole world on it’s ear. You made them sit up and listen.”

“Sure, but Paparazzi? Media mockery? Fans? That’s not what I wanted.”

“But you made them open their minds, think logically and freely.”

“Job done. God or no God, I’m moving back to the mountains where I can hear the universe speak to me, and I can paint and photograph nature.”

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Favorite Friday Feedback (F3) from last week’s #FF story goes to Patrick at http://patrickprinsloo.wordpress.com. He said “Good luck to her. The past is past, the future her oyster. Great show, not tell.” The last words “Great show, not tell” really meant a lot to me. It’s something I struggle with in my writing. I think my background as a technical writer/editor may have stolen some of the playfulness, imagination, and colorful language from my writing. I work constantly to restore it.

The imagination is a powerful tool. An artist [or writer] can use it to show others the world as he sees it and to bring others into his dream of what the world could be. —David R. Becker

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