Hi – it is time for another installment of Friday Fictioneers
Here is the image (© Nathan Sowers, Dawn Miller’s grandson):
Here is the entry:
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Word Count: 100
Mr. Miller put my money inside the mirror.
I was to buy it from the garage sale at dawn.
I was late.
The mirror leaned, as Nathan’s mom went to get the car.
How could I get the mirror from the new owners?
I offered Nathan 50 dollars.
I almost grabbed the mirror and ran off.
Composing myself, I saw a Star Wars logo on their car.
“I’ll trade you a Stealth Starfighter for it…”
Driving away, my nerves were fried.
Felt like a Starfighter hit me.
I need to find a new line of work.
1) My character names were inspired by the folks who submitted the photo – Dawn Miller and her grandson Nathan.
2) When i saw this mirror, it reminded me of something you’d see at a yard sale. Also, I then remembered how sometimes people used to hide money inside the back lining of art and mirrors.
3) I recently gifted away a large plastic model of Starfighter and the biggest lesson I learned was that “it is not the same thing as an airplane and so do not call it an airplane.” Got it! I also learned that Star Wars fans love their Stealth Starfighters and it can be a soft spot for them. Ha.