Controlling The Controllables #writephoto

Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt this week is

‘Good morning, people and who do we have here?’

Janice shuffled nervously forward, avoiding the over large hailstones that obstructed her path.

‘Tsk,’ Rodney Carbuncle clapped his hands and a broombot scuttled across the terrace and swept the debris away. ‘Wagner,’ Rodney whispered. ‘The producer wanted a spectacular without the usual drenching. Now, don’t tell me,’ his oily smile was as slick as the sheeting rain that filled the neighbouring field, ‘wedding plans?’

Janice nodded and looked lovingly at her fiancé, Darren. He, meanwhile stared open-mouthed at the vortex that had engulfed the arena to his left, pulling a bonfire from its moorings and creating a spectacular fireball. Rodney sneered as he looked at the display. ‘Footballer. Celebrating some win, I expect.’ He leant towards Janice and whispered, ‘Nouveau, of course. About as much taste as quorn soup. So, what are we thinking? Dappled woodland? Sussurating sycamores? We at Weather Or Not pride ourselves on creating the perfect microclimate for your big day.’

The smarm was professional and overwhelming. The lovebirds gazed at Rodney before saying, both at the same time, ‘Sun’ ‘Snow’.

Darren and Janice exchanged looks, hers horrified, his sheepish. Rodney slipped between them, gracelessly hurrying them towards two large screens at the rear of their arena. ‘I think I know just the thing. Bride arrives in a carriage, furs elegantly draped – classy, my dear, none of your sub Doctor Chivago – with snow gently falling. She steps from the broom,’ he waved impatiently as a bot mistook his reference and began sweeping again, ‘and throws back her cloak as she strides into the sunlit uplands for the ceremony…’

Darren’s eyes were wide open, ‘You can do all of that?’

Rodney picked up a remote and the screen filled with exactly that scene, ‘Darling, for his second inauguration, we made Donald Trump’s tan look real. Believe me, after that it’s not Weather, but when.’

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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20 Responses to Controlling The Controllables #writephoto

  1. Ritu says:

    Ha ha! You are certainly of form His Geoffleship ! So good to see you today!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. TanGental says:

    Ditto. You and Hub too. Just About to muller some carrot cake!!

    Like

  3. I hope you aren’t adding prophet into your not inconsiderable portfolio!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. 😂 very good! Great to meet you today

    Liked by 1 person

  5. willowdot21 says:

    Bloggers bash and this great post I reckon you could give Ritu a run for her superwoman blogger title 😵😱💜🏵️

    Liked by 1 person

  6. You are so naughty, Geoff. Congratulations on helping to organise a great bloggers bash.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Charli Mills says:

    Shudder to think! And, quorn soup…a vegan discovery? 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Sue Vincent says:

    Shades of Slartibartfast…

    Liked by 1 person

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