Photo Challenge #187

Thanks Pat.
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Photo by Quino Al on Unsplash

Things were not going well.
This was his sanctuary, his outlet for frustrations, his ponderings.
As the clay sleeked beneath his fingers, once again it flopped instead of standing tall.
He had a lot on his mind. Family issues, relationships, money, health.
He couldn’t concentrate, and this was reflected as he worked.
He knew there was no way he could make a living selling his irregular lumps of ‘art’,
and had found it amusing that with a dab of paint here or there, they actually resembled something to someone. Those he had gladly given as gifts.

Suddenly he was laughing out loud, his sombre mood totally blown away.
He was neither Demi Moore or Patrick Swayze, but as Unchained Melody drifted across the airwaves he found himself singing contentedly as the clay finally began to take shape.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Photo Challenge #187

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    Good flash fiction.. funny that Demi Moore /Patrick Swayze sprang to my mind the minute I saw the pic. Nicely done!

  2. scribblersdip says:

    As the clay sleeked beneath his fingers – ….

    brilliant line – it has this lovely seductive, sensuous quality to it!

    Right, my brain is sort of scrambling for images, because I’m probably one of the few people on the planet who never saw Ghost ….. just not my thing, but I do remember catching bits and pieces …. so good 3 shades of … er Bacon …. going on here. As for Unchained Melody? LOL – well, I don’t need the movie to love that song. But it was apropos.

    Fun interpretation of the photo challenge – and here I was not even considering “ghost” when I chose the image …. LOL

    thanks for playing Di 🙂

  3. Michael says:

    Great response Di, I too thought of Ghost when I saw the image….great minds isn’t it…

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