Friday Fictioneers — The Selfie

Tricia burst out laughing. She held her phone up so her husband, Rick, could see the screen. “What the hell is that?”

Tricia smiled. “Since the kids haven’t seen Grandpa in almost two years due to COVID travel restrictions, I asked him to take a selfie and email it to me so that I could show the kids. He must have used the front camera instead of the rear one.”

“Or he did it intentionally,” Rick said. “He hates having his picture taken and it’s actually a very artistic photo.”

“You give him way too much credit, Rick,” Tricia laughed.

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Roger Bultot.

22 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — The Selfie

  1. Shweta Suresh July 30, 2021 / 10:44 am

    Such a cute story. And yes, I don’t think grandpa did that intentionally! Great take, Fandango

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  2. Mister Bump UK July 30, 2021 / 10:59 am

    That’s an interesting photo don’t you think? I’ll have to start taking more notice of this prompt.

    Not to mention your piece of course was excellent, it almost went without saying!

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    • Fandango July 30, 2021 / 1:15 pm

      Thanks, Pete. You should try the prompt. It’s challenging to keep the post to 100 or fewer words.

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      • Mister Bump UK July 30, 2021 / 6:02 pm

        Yup, difficult to do much more than to describe a scene in that. I’ve done a couple and enjoy the challenge but it has mainly been when my writing partner has suggested them. She goes looking for these things a lot more than I do.

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  3. elmowrites July 30, 2021 / 1:55 pm

    Cute story! Better ask Roger if that matches the origins of the photo!

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  4. Nope, Not Pam July 31, 2021 / 3:06 am

    I do that on a daily basis 🥳

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  5. mariamichaela July 31, 2021 / 5:06 am

    Lovely story

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  6. GHLearner July 31, 2021 / 8:26 am

    I’m sure Rick is onto something here. Great story, great fun.

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  7. Nobbinmaug August 1, 2021 / 8:23 am

    That sounds like something I would do. I hate having my picture taken, too. I’d prefer to go for the artsy picture of the phone.

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  8. leigha66 August 13, 2021 / 4:26 pm

    Creative photo! There are a few people who I know who would purposely keep their face out of the picture. Nice post!

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