Head Case


“Oh Daddy, Billy shouted. “Come look at this! Hurry!”

Alex came running over to his son to see what had him so excited.

“What is it, Daddy?” Billy wanted to know.

“I’m not sure, Son,” Alex responded. “If only it could talk, it could tell us its story.”

Both Alex and Billy were startled when the head looked at the two of them and asked in a kindly voice, “What would you like to know?”

“Cool!” exclaimed Billy.

“Holy shit,” said Alex.

“Not in front of the boy,” scolded the head.

“What are you?” Alex asked, holding Billy by the shoulder and moving him slightly back from the museum display case.

The head smiled, “I’m a head case.”

“A head case as in a crazy person?” Alex asked.

“Oh no,” responded the head. “I am what I appear to be, a head that resides in a case.”

“Where’s the rest of you?” asked Billy.

“Oh, it’s all in my head,” the head answered.

“Do you have a name?” Billy wanted to know?

“It’s Hedwig Lamarr,” the head responded. “But my friends just call me Hedy.”

this post was written for this week’s Sunday Photo Fiction.

8 thoughts on “Head Case

  1. Sight11 July 30, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    They didn’t get the heads up as they were not not in the right headspace..

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  2. Sunday Fiction August 8, 2017 / 10:23 am

    I saw your story in this week’s linkz and didn’t recognise the same, so I had a look through your posts to see if you had done SPF before. I saw this one that wasn’t in last week’s links.

    Thank you for participating in this. I look forward to reading more of your stories.

    I did facepalm when I saw “Hedy Lamarr” (Hedley! – Balzing Saddles)

    Liked by 2 people

    • Tricia September 1, 2017 / 5:53 pm

      Thanks for clearing that up. I was about to ask.

      Liked by 3 people

  3. Fandango August 8, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Thanks. I look forward to continuing to participate. It’s fun and challenging.


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