Sunday Photo Fiction — Enjoy the View

a5f62dd9-e447-4649-9816-1fb0665af5d6“It’s exquisite, isn’t it?” Anna said.

Hearing no response from her boyfriend, she repeated her question. “The view of the city from here, it’s stunning, don’t you think?”

Still no response. “Earth to Michael,” she said. “Come in, come in.”

Michael turned to Anna. “I’m sorry,” he said. “I was lost in thought.”

“Let me guess,” Anna said. “It’s a beautiful day and you can’t stop obsessing about that moron who believes he’s a legend in his own mind.”

“I just can’t get over the inane things that he says and tweets,” Michael said. “He’s crazy. Shutting down the government over his stupid border wall. His constant lies, his detrimental actions. I can’t inderstand why Mueller hasn’t been able to wrap up his investigation in a more timely manner. It’s clear to anyone with half a brain and who isn’t living in a cave that Trump is guilty as shit of colluding with the Russians, of obstruction justice, and of being a total charlatan.”

“It’s Sunday, Michael,” Anna said. “You have to give it a rest before you make yourself sick. Let’s go get some mussels and wash them down with a pitcher of beer.”

“You’re right. Let’s enjoy the food and the view.”

(198 words)


Written for Susan Spaulding’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt. Also written for these one-word prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (exquisite), Your Daily Word Prompt (lost), Nova’s Daily Random Word (legend), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (inane), Daily Addictions (border), Ragtag Daily Prompt (timely), and Michael’s Writing Prompts (cave).

9 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction — Enjoy the View

  1. Susan January 13, 2019 / 11:36 am

    I can somewhat relate to this in my own family. The obsession over politics is enough to make anyone sick. Then we are caught between the choice of ignoring it all for the sake of sanity (at the risk of what may happen) and becoming a zealot of sorts, alienating friends and family who are sick and tired of it all, or who happen to strongly disagree. If wish it was as simple as a plate of mussels and a pitcher of beer. Nicely done. I like how you were able to include the one-word prompts. I have enough trouble with just the photo LOL

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  2. cagedunn January 13, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    There are three words missing after beer: While we can.

    Sorry, it’s just how it feels – his ‘work ethic’ is felt worldwide.

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  3. Abhijit Ray January 14, 2019 / 2:13 am

    Why bother about things that is not under control? Enjoy what you have.

    Liked by 1 person

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