Fade To Opaque #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto this week is

‘Are you sure this is the best one?’

‘The light was good and I thought the composition…’

‘Yes, yes. That’s true. But…’

‘The sand was firm, the rocks just the right shade of dull…’

‘Sure. Yes, I don’t disagree that you’ve nailed the setting. No question…’

‘So why the long face?’

‘That’s the point.’

‘What is?’

‘No face.’

‘Yes there is.’

‘Well, I know there is but no one else will.’

‘Yes, but that’s not a reason…’

‘It is a reason…’

‘No, no, that’s wrong. It’s.. it’s transparentist.’

‘That’s not a word.’

‘It should be. If I was black, or ginger or blonde…’

‘Are you? I mean that’s the point, isn’t it?’

‘Why does it matter?’

‘Well, it doesn’t, of course…’

‘In fact, this is the best way to ensure that no unconscious bias can distort the judging. I’m the perfect example to prove the judging is completely fair.’

‘Yes, well, I can see how you might argue that but there’s just a slight problem…’

‘Which is?’

‘The invisible man can’t win Selfie of the Year…’

‘There you go, I told you it was biased.’

‘No it’s not.’

‘Yes it is. How do you know I’m a man?’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at geofflepard.com about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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30 Responses to Fade To Opaque #writephoto

  1. barbtaub says:

    Love Love LOVE that last line!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ritu says:

    This is hilarious!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. HAHA! A lovely bit of silliness Geoff! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sue Vincent says:

    Taking PC to a whole new level…. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. LucciaGray says:

    There’s no getting away from bias…

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. And why CAN’T the invisible man win the “face” of the year? What do you have against the invisible faces?

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  9. James says:

    Maybe sounds like a man? Just guessing.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. dgkaye says:

    Lol, loved it Geoff 🙂

    Like

  11. Awesome, Geoff. I loved it.

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