for Friday Fictioneers‘
An invited few gathered to witness Oscar operate his newly acquired camera. Two ladies facing him composed themselves, as he theatrically flung a sheet over his head, held a lamp aloft and bent down.
A collective gasp erupted as a blinding flash assaulted everybody’s eyes. One of the startled ladies reached for her fan, the other, blinking wildly felt for her smelling salts.
In a studio across town, two ladies were enjoying cups of tea and slices of victoria sponge. They’d had a pleasant afternoon posing for artist Archibald.
‘Photography will never catch on’ he said. The ladies nodded in agreement.
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and to Roger Bultot for the picture. However I wrote this before the prompt appeared, wrongly assuming that Rochelle’s sepia prints were the the intended source for inspiration! Fortunately the window does feature some photograhs so I guess it’s okay!
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