Wishing #writephoto #reprise

I’m taking the opportunity of dipping back into a Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt from 2018, as a continuing thank you to Sue for the stimulus she gave me in my writing and as an example of being careful what you wish for

‘Hello. Lovely evening.’

‘Yes.’

‘Balmy. Given the time of year.’

‘Indeed.’

‘Mind if I…?

‘Sure.’

‘Funny, isn’t it? The sea.’

‘Funny?’

‘You know. How it looks, you know, not like water.’

‘No.’

‘No?’

‘Yes.’

‘Ha! I suppose I should explain.’

‘Ok.’

‘To me it looks like Mercury.’

‘Mercury?’

‘The mineral, not the god.’

‘Thermometers.’

‘That too. It’s so slow. What do you think it looks like?’

‘Cellophane.’

‘Really?’

‘No.’

‘Ha! Joke.’

‘Maybe.’

‘Can I ask a question?’

‘Sure.’

‘You only ever answer with one word.’

‘Yes.’

‘Is there a reason for it?’

‘Yes.’

‘Are you going to explain?’

‘No.’

‘Can I guess?’

‘Sure.’

‘New Year’s resolution?’

‘Kinda.’

‘Isn’t that cheating? I mean, ‘kinda’ is really ‘kind of’.’

‘No.’

‘No, it isn’t, or no it’s not cheating.’

‘Either.’

‘Or both.’

‘Perhaps.’

‘So a resolution? What kind? To be, you know, mono-thingy?’

‘Sorry?’

‘You know where you only use one word?’

‘Monosyllabic?’

‘Yes!’

‘No.’

‘No?’’

‘Yes.’

‘We’re back in one of those yes-no loops, aren’t we?’

‘Suppose.’

‘Must be tricky, though, only using one word. I mean, at work say.’

‘Retired.’

‘Or at home.’

‘Single.’

‘Shopping.’

‘Online.’

‘Isn’t that two words.’

‘Polyphonic.’

‘You sure?’

‘No.’

‘What then?’

‘Portmanteau?’

‘I thought that was luggage?’

‘Maybe.’

‘Still, it’s a lovely evening, isn’t it?’

‘Yes.’

‘I’m Chris by the way.’

‘Gustang.’

‘Unusual.’

‘Grandpa’s.’

‘Apostrophe’s ok, are they?’

‘Sure.’

‘And are you here for a reason, Gustang?’

‘Yes.’

‘What’s that?’

‘Waiting.’

‘Waiting? Like, for Godot?’

‘No, waiting until you bugger off so I can watch the sunset in peace. Geez.’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. 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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10 Responses to Wishing #writephoto #reprise

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    I remember this one… thanks Geoff.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I remember this one too Geoff. It still makes me laugh!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Remember this live it still 💜💜

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ha ha. That last line was a mouthful! 🙂 Entertaining as always.

    Liked by 1 person

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