Friday Fictioneers: 17th April

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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
The artist sat quietly waiting for a response.
‘You actually saw this?
‘Yes,’ came the hushed reply.
‘But you’re blind.’
‘Are there any more?’
He stood and opened a cupboard.
It was full of paintings depicting devastation of familiar towns and cities over the last decade, each dated two years prior to the actual event.
The attention to detail and accuracy of disasters that hadn’t happened at the time of the paintings sent shivers down the expert’s spine.

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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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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31 Responses to Friday Fictioneers: 17th April

  1. theresaly520 says:

    I’ve heard stories of abilities such as these

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent Di💜

  3. neilmacdon says:

    So how is the artist doing it?

  4. Iain Kelly says:

    A blessing or a curse? They better watch they don’t become exploited for their foresight.

  5. granonine says:

    He’d better watch out–they’ll be burning him at the stake before long!

  6. Sadje says:

    Wow! Great story Di.

  7. Nobbinmaug says:

    I want to be friends with this guy. Tell me where to move.

    This reminds me of Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report. The police had precognitive people predict crimes.

    • Was that a film with Tom Cruise?

      • Nobbinmaug says:

        It was. I think there’s a series, too, but I’ve never watched it.

      • I remember watching the film and a scene where they changed the eye print to bet the scanners. Not a Cruise fan though.

      • Nobbinmaug says:

        I’m more of a Philip K. Dick fan than Tom Cruise. There have been a few good adaptations recently. Amazon made a limited anthology series based on his work called “Electric Dreams” and four seasons of “The Man In The High Castle”.

      • Must admit we don’t watch a lot though Hubby likes the old B&Ws on youtube. We used to buy a lot of DVDs but now just don’t seem to have the interest, or anything coming out is a rehash of what’s already been done.
        Best idea for ages on an old theme was Daybreakers about vampires.

  8. msjadeli says:

    Is she a blind witness or a living harbinger of disaster? Creepy!

  9. murisopsis says:

    Oooh! Sounds like a great premise for a SciFi story!

  10. Clairvoyance has little to do with actual vision … Nice!

  11. Tannille says:

    What a fascinating artist. Blessing and a curse…

  12. Dale says:

    I think I would have to have this “gift”!
    Such an original take!

  13. Wow, imagine that really happening? I’m sure there are people who say they knew this was coming and was going to be like this.

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