Sunday Photo Fiction



We used to sit side by side in our rocking chairs, swaying like a couple of metronomes. Then one day one of my rockers snapped off. I said she should snap off one of hers, after all, we did everything together like sets of dentures or buttock cheeks. She refused. Backwards and forwards she went while I sat motionless.

The next day I spotted a fallen branch in the park. It may have been a root, but whatever. ‘I could fashion a new rocker from part of that’ I said. ‘Good idea’ she said, so I did. In no time at all, we were rocking together again, although it has to be said my swaying was a little uncomfortable thanks to the lumps and bumps on the piece of dead wood twixt my posterior and the floor. So it came as something of a relief when one evening a rocker ‘unexpectedly’ broke off her chair. Unfortunately, she went hurtling backwards, bashing her head on my favourite bottle of whisky. Thankfully it didn’t smash.

Now we sit perfectly still like a couple of bookends or a pair of old slippers. And the best bit? We no longer keep slopping our wine!


200 words precisely!


spf-09-23-18-fandango-2Sunday Photo Fiction is hosted by Susan Spaulding. Thanks go to Fandango for the photo.


25 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. Reena Saxena Oct 21, 2018 / 17:10

    Oh! The bottle of whisky is intact – awaiting a celebration 😊 of surviving a fall without fractures.

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  2. hilarymb Oct 21, 2018 / 18:52

    Great interpretation of the image … and I’m so glad they’re not slopping their vino … side by side into our latter years … cheers Hilary

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  3. Abhijit Ray Oct 22, 2018 / 05:18

    Old man wants to have good and bad things dished out equally to both of them. Did he engineer rocker malfunction in his partner’s chair?

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  4. Brenda's Thoughts Oct 22, 2018 / 12:50

    A very clever take and what a sneaky guy. At least his bottle didn’t break and his wine doesn’t slosh.

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  5. Susan Oct 23, 2018 / 03:00

    This left me smiling. Your analogies are great. And spilled wine is never any good.

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  6. anuragbakhshi Oct 24, 2018 / 05:30

    Ha ha ha. To be honest, I’ve never found rocking chairs to be too comfortable, especially for reading. Too much movement.


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