Sunday Photo Fiction — One Man’s Junk

F4463EFA-0E1A-43E9-82C0-17A0642EC950When the fierce windstorm blew down a large limb from the old tree tree in his backyard, it fell on the two old rocking chairs that Archie kept on his patio, which he reluctantly decided to trash.

Archie took the two chairs and put them on his front lawn. He dragged the felled tree branch and placed it across the two chairs and then called a local trash company to haul it away.

About an hour later there was a knock at the door. Archie headed to the front door and flung it open. “Yeah?” he said.

“Is that yours?” a man said, pointing to the chairs and tree branch draped over them.

“Yeah,” Archie said. “I’ve arranged to have ‘em hauled off tomorrow, so don’t worry about it. It will be gone soon.”

“That’s not why I’m here,” the man responded. “I’m the associate curator for the Museum of Modern Art. I was walking by, took a picture, and sent it to my boss. He wants to display it as is in an exhibit at the museum.”

“Seriously?” Archie said. “Well, I guess what they is true.”

“What’s that?” the man asked.

“One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”


Written for Sue Spaulding’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Photo credit: yours truly. Taken at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park. Also for my FOWC prompt from yesterday, “fierce.”

10 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction — One Man’s Junk

  1. cagedunn October 21, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    I’d like those chairs – I’m sure I could fix them, sit them out the back, ease my back with a little rocking and rolling …

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan October 21, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Our stories are similar. I wasn’t sure where the photo was taken, just that it looked like art. It created a nice challenge

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    • Fandango October 21, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      He saved money by not having to the junk man to haul it off.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Abhijit Ray October 21, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    Storm has brought windfall gain to Archie!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. michael1148humphris October 22, 2018 / 9:51 am

    Great photo, great story, but personally I would send the art for recycling.

    Liked by 1 person

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