Windows: Friday Fictioneers

There are many ways to see things, from inside as well as from without.
Some people tell but don’t see, others see but don’t tell…

Each week Rochelle Wisoff-Fields posts a pic to write a 100 word story about.

This week it’s clear-sighted flash fiction:
bay-windows

Windows

“There are no crystal balls in life, but life does have many windows, son.”
“Mmm,” his introverted son murmured.
Papa wished he could get him to come out of his shell.
“Some windows you look in through, others you look out of. Some are convex, others concave; these change the shapes of things you look at.”
Nothing. His shaggy-haired son had his head down.
“Bill, are you even listening to me?”
       ***
“Instead of windows, let’s use the analogy of gates. Some gates are open, some are closed.”
       ***
No, dad, Bill thought, the windows concept works fine for me.
 

Randy Mazie

30 thoughts on “Windows: Friday Fictioneers

  1. The picture conjured up a similar story for me. Nothing is original in this world. Except Windows.
    (Critics corner: I think I wouldn’t have described the son as introverted. Not necessary – your story shows that to the reader.)

  2. I can’t believe that out of the few stories I’ve read so far, Bill Gates figures in two of them. What are the odds (or is it just odd?) I like the way you worked Windows and gates into your story.

    janet

  3. They always seem like they are not listening. You never know until years later that the things you said got through. In that respect i took this as heartwarming more than funny, although it was amusing, as always. Happy Birthday Randy.

  4. Liked the way you worked both Gates and Windows into your story, very cleverly done. Well written as always. Belated Happy Birthday… hope you had a good day

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