Wednesday, February 05, 2014

You Light Up My Life


Copyright – Dawn M. Miller
I hear them whispering behind my back, slyly casting innuendos while I breathe in the maliced air.

“That Alice, she is a strange one”, they say, “No time for people but babbles to her collection of lamps instead”.

The art of conversation is dead these days.  No one talks anymore, they just send inane texts. So I make these lamps myself.  Jane over there, she is pink and curvaceous.  A veritable Marilyn Monroe of lamps.

Aaron is smooth, muscular and radiating power.

Betty struggled when I threw her in the kiln yesterday. Look at her now, all soft and feminine. 

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Written for Friday Fictioneers. Word Count : 100

26 comments :

  1. I love the phrase "breathe in the maliced air" and your title works perfectly. I have to say (in a whisper), that she is a bit odd. :-)

    janet

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    1. Thanks Janet. I am a bit like that too :-)

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  2. i also love that phrase "breathe in the maliced air" :-) she’s a bit odd but i like how she sees the lamps :-) great unique take on the photo

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    1. Thanks Kz. Maybe she is normal and everyone else is odd :-)

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  3. Dear Subroto,

    Alice is just a touch on the odd side, I'd say. She does make a good point about the textings etc. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks as always for the prompt and for your comments Rochelle. Normal is what we make it to be ;-)

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  4. There's definitely an underlying sense of something more than strangeness here - nicely conveyed, subtly understated.

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    1. Thanks Sandra, I think you picked up the hints :-)

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  5. Sometimes what seems odd is simply misunderstood. My grandmother was a potter. I never caught her talking to her works but they were her creations each with its own story and personality. "breathing maliced air" was spectacular. Great story.

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  6. She is a strange one, isn't she? Very creepy.

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  7. Good story and a little strange - but interesting! Thanks, Nan

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    1. Thanks for reading Nan

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  8. If they only knew. Nice, chilling story.

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    1. Thanks for reading Gina.

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  9. Oh a crazy lamp lady! Very imaginative with just the right amount of eerie!

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  10. It's the eccentrics that give our world colour. Great little read.

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    1. True what would we do in monochromatic world. Thanks for reading.

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  11. Interesting take on the prompt. I loved the descriptions of the lamps :)

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    1. Thank you Samriddhi, glad you liked it.

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  12. Ah.. I love that you gave the lamps some personality... really cute.. but I'm a little concerned for someone preferring lamps to people

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    1. Thanks Björn...sometimes the company of people is overrated ;-0

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  13. “No time for people. “ I get like that sometimes.

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    1. So do I..thanks for reading Dawn

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