The evidence

The evidence

Now this is the fact of it, Mam, when we found him he was just sitting starring at this jam jar which as you can see is full of batteries. He was mesmerised like. There was a reporter’s note pad and a fancy silver pen to one side of him, and a computer set to contact a Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. We checked the battery’s for clue’s, nothing there. The newest battery was dated March 2015. So far Mam he has said very little, except, that he can not come up with the answer, he seems perplexed by the image. Mam.

Photo credit Sean-Fallon.

This Post Has 24 Comments

  1. Caerlynn Nash

    Too funny. It was a challenging prompt to work from, wasn’t it? I like what you did with it.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Caerlynn, I do like the way these photographs challenge me to find a response. Better than repairing a faulty bath overflow.[see response to Rochelles advise to me]

  2. rochellewisoff

    Dear Micheal,

    Contact has been made.;) I hope you don’t mind the grammar nittpickiness of herself. Batteries is plural, not possessive, therefore ‘batteries’ not ‘battery’s.’ Reporter’s notepad is possessive, therefore you may take an apostrophe and from the batteries and give it the reporter. “Reporter’s…” Jones needs no apostrophe either. My work is done here. Clever non-story. I enjoyed the humor.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle, I am certainly do not mind, I am always plesed for any helpful advise. I was halfway through this story when water started pouring through the hall ceiling. My looked for social lunch cancelled, three hours later, with the bathroom carpet remove, bathroom floor boards up, and the bath side panel cut away, I found the problem. Bath overflow detached, problem solved, Now to attend to my appalling grammar. Then I need to rebuild the bath side panel and repair a broken obsolete bathroom tile, plus buy a new bathroom carpet, and redecorate the hall ceiling. I would sooner be writing.

      1. ceayr

        I second Rochelle’s comments.
        This is probably amusing, but I found the apparent randomness of apostrophes and commas quite distracting.

        1. Michael Humphris

          Sorry, In this case I can only blame myself, when the appropriate links in my brain stop working as these days they often do, my ability to use grammar and spell goes out the window. But hey that’s life for me, it is however very frustrating, I KNOW THIS ALL TO WELL.

  3. Carolyn Page

    Good luck with all that bath/carpet/ceiling repair/work. Seems ‘writing’ is a dangerous pastime, at times.

    1. Michael Humphris

      All in a day’s work or writing

  4. lingeringvisions by Dawn

    LOL…I totally get that!

  5. aliciajamtaas

    I looked at the picture, said, “Mmm” and “Mmm” and “Mmm” again and took off for my aerobics a dn Zumba classes. While flying through the air with greatest of un-ease, I came up with a story. I love how you took care of the “Mmm” issue. Good luck with repairs.

  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    Ha.. since I had written to the picture before, I just went back… but sometimes these images can leave you staring for for inspiration.

  7. Adam Ickes

    I think we’ve all been there before. Clever take on the prompt.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Adam

  8. Dreamer of Dreams

    I enjoyed this story — very creative and clever take on the prompt!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, dreamer of dreams, I do like that phrase. Mike

  9. d3athlily

    Hahah! Such a clever take on the prompt. I have to admit that the idea for mine came almost immediately, but there have been several times I’ve looked at the photo and fallen into a drool-inducing stupor. Nice work!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Melony, stupor was the right word for me with all the grammar mistakes I allowed in.

  10. Amy Reese

    HIlarious! I love the take. See, it feels good to do this no matter what.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Amy, I had been working at attempting to serialise Hannah all the previous day, seems she got struck in my mind.

      1. Amy Reese

        Sometimes that happens. You have no choice but to write about her then.

    2. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Amy, I had been working at serialising Hannah all the previous day, seems that she got struck in my mind.

  11. Inside the Mind of Isadora

    Funny …

  12. gahlearner

    That was fun. This week’s prompt gave me trouble, too. Great idea to solve it as you did.

  13. Margaret

    Sitting staring blankly at a picture on a screen – now that sounds familiar. You’ve done well to turn the experience into a story.

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