Tuesday Tales This Picture is Worth a Lifetime

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! It's time for Tuesday Tales.

A group of writers gather together and give our interpretation of a specific word prompt each week. This week we share a picture prompt. We only describe the photo in 300 words. You never know what you might encounter when you get inside our minds.  This will be an excerpt from my new yet-to-be-named WIP.


“Sometimes, the hazy light streaming through the trees offers more clarity than a prism.”

“I know what you mean.” I didn’t know what else to say. Suddenly, my life became more clear, the more muddled it really seemed. Maybe he understood.

“I love the way light offers different perspectives. You know, how the leaves can be different colors, looking darker in a shadow.” Tilting his head, he stood fixated in one spot. His smile captured in a moment of contentment.

“I’m darker in the shadows.”

Laughing, Connor reached out and tweaked my nose. “Are you a vampire?”

“I sounded gloomy didn’t I?” Leave it to me to take a beautiful moment and turn it somber. I became pretty good at being my own negative self-fulfilling prophecy. Cracking my knuckles, I tried to focus on the beauty, leaving out the bitterness. Reaching back into my memories, I thought of a time when we were younger, and I couldn’t be sure, but, it felt like my lips curved into a small smile. “We used to walk this lane everytime we went to that super secret fishing spot, didn’t we?”

Recognition lit the sparks in his eyes. His smile broadened to show his teeth. “We kept that place a secret, didn’t we?”

“I think we did. But, who knows? In our childhood minds, maybe we just thought it was a super secret.”

“Maybe I just went fishing there with you so I could have you all to myself.” The sparks in his eyes dimmed to something smoldering. He defninitely didn’t look at me like that when we were kids.

“Good Lord, you were a perv back in the day? Is that what you’re saying?” Why did I make a joke out of a feeling so strong? He wasn’t a perv as a kid.

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Jean Joachim said…
Love the conversation! He's revealing something about his early feelings for her and she's having trouble handling it. So much like real life. Well done!
Love it, especially the bantering. Looking forward to more.
Tricia Andersen said…
I love how light hearted memories turned a little heated and how she tried to deflect it with a joke. I hope she gives into the feeling. Great job!
Trisha Faye said…
Great snippet! I felt like I was eavesdropping on their conversation. GREAT first line!
V.L. Locey said…
Great banter! Can't wait for more.
Jillian said…
Very natural dialogue. Love it. I agree with Trisha Faye on the first line, too!
I'm particularly struck by your amazing line, "the hazy light streaming through the trees offers more clarity than a prism.”

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