Each week Friday Fictioneers – Madison Woods posts a pic that begs to have a 100 word story written about it. Visit Madison Woods’ site if you’d like to see and/or learn more.
This is this week’s picture prompt.
“What’s that faucet doing on your forehead, bro?”
“Man, I am all tapped out.”
“Take that stupid thing off. Where’d you get that, dog?”
“From that abandoned building.”
“You ripped it out? Didn’t no water spray out?”
“No way, bro. Ain’t nothing working in that mess. The whole place is gone. No electric, water, nada, my man. “
“So you ripped out that faucet?”
“Yeah, bro. I feel like that old building. Ain’t nothing left inside me neither. No job, no money, no girlfriend. You feel me?”
“So, man, why’d you put a stupid faucet on your forehead?
I’m feeling you…. nicely done
Thanks. Got some political statement you’d like to wear on your forehead, sister?
naa…. done talking….
Sorry. My reply was meant to follow another comment but i accidentally sent to you…you surely ain’t no sistah, brother! Unless you are a sistah brother which is cool with me, too … 🙂
I like these guys…very realistic, not to mention fun!
wanna hang? Thanks…
Very interesting take on the prompt. I thought the dialog rang true for people without hope but still with a lick or two of humor to while away their time.
Got a political statesman you’re wearing, sistah? Thanks for the visit.
BTW I liked your piece and am now following your site
Great take on the prompt. I’ve got a tap on my purse, but it only works when the taxman turns it.
I feel you… and your pain, girlfriend.
Unfortunately, that top seems to be perpetually on and I can’t get it to turn off!!
What a conversation! nicely written!
I’m down with that… thanks.
To quote Ben Stein’s character in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, “I’m down with that.” I loved all the word play and metaphors. But I was waiting for something about “brain drain.”
That would have been a great one but I don’t see these guys as being that sophisticated…
That was surpising and I liked it a lot. The metaphor was very original and I like how he’s just so sick of it he decides to make a statement to everyone with eyes.
thanks… and I like yours, the comments on your site were good, and
“the minnows be damned” (perhaps because the minnows were dammed?)
Funny…I always feel like that after an exam. I turn on the faucet and let everything I learned pour out and hope the flow does not stop before I am finished. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t. Either way, I am “all tapped out” when it is said and done.
Spiritually, to be emptied can be intensely satisfying as can being filled… but nothing compares to the politics of emptiness.. the disenfranchised many whose number grows even greater every day. Thanks for stopping. Sorry, I don’t mean to bum you (or anyone) out. Randy
Not bummed! Don’t apologize…stories are supposed to take one on an emotional journey – good or bad!