Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 26 August 2012)
Once again, here is my offering to ‘Picture it & write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
He rode into town. He was wearing it again. It wasn’t that he didn’t like it; it was just that he’d seen others wearing similar watches, and it was beginning to wear thin.
Time had let him down more than on one occasion. It was as though grief was urging him to dispose of it. Time and time again he’d tried to. He’d tried to persuade himself to let it go. What good did it do, he’d thought. What good did it do to be reminded over and over again? What little comfort it had brought him no longer prevailed; the warmth of those days was gone. Now it meant remembering without relief.
Ah well, he thought; may as well wear the blasted thing. It did look good, and father would have liked to know that it was, at least, still keeping good time.
Ha, I don’t know if you intended it, but that bit with the watch being ordinary and everybody having one was hilarious! Awesome sauce!
Just really trying to ‘open out’ his personality… I guess it’s really left to the reader to interpret; we’ll all see something a little different, I suspect…. Love that ‘awesome sauce’ picture..!
Thank You…. I was thinking about you this morning… Hope all is well..! 🙂
Let me rephrase then, the picture is interesting and your story is good
Thank You, thank you….. 🙂 😉 🙂
What is this community thing on your widgets?
In the widgets (at least in my widgets) is a widget called ‘Community’. It has 3 options.
1. It can show ‘likers’.
2. It can show ‘followers’ &
3. It can show ‘commenters’…
It is the blogger’s choice to show one, two, or the three options. Personally, I am showing ‘likers’ & ‘commenters’ as I feel these are the individuals who regularly make visits.
This widget only became available to my theme recently. You’d have to check your widgets to see if it’s available for your theme…!
Hope that helps…. 🙂
Yeh, what is the community thing . . . I like it . . .helps me check out more gifted and talented people like you . .. 🙂 thanks 🙂
Hey Catherine…. more gifted and talented people…. haha… 🙂
I’ve replied with the info to melouisef’s request above…. 😉
its really boring to wear what everyone else is wearing. really really boring.
I agree. I think there was a ‘deeper’ reason for him wearing it. Don’t you…?
You are a keen observer, my dear Sharmishtha… 🙂
oh yes, that is why i still have my name sharmishtha 🙂 or else i might have changed it to something i like.
I understand your sentiments, and I applaud them. However, my dear Sharmishtha, I love your name; it is so exotic and different. As you said; it is boring to wear what everyone else is wearing…!
well for the first sixteen years of my life i did not meet another one when i was in northern provinces of india and then they queued up 🙂
it really bores me to death when i meet another sharmishtha almost everywhere i go for a while-office, neighbourhood, even trains.
Come to Australia….! 🙂
i will really love to visit australia and see its amazing wildlife some day 🙂
I liked how you referred to the watch being a reminder of warm days that had gone. I was curious to find out what those days were like. Nice intrigue. Thanks for contributing. 🙂
Thank You…. 🙂
I’m sure they must have been comforting….! 😉
“He rode into town. He was wearing it again. It wasn’t that he didn’t like it; it was just that he’d seen others wearing similar watches and it was beginning to wear thin.”
At first with the “He rode into town,” I had an image of Clint Eastwood and spaghetti westerns. Then I saw with, “…it was just that he’d seen others wearing similar watches, and it was beginning to wear thin.” I saw Lee Van Cleef with his too.
As I’m writing this maybe his father was Gary Cooper who wore his in High Noon and willed it to him.
Obviously, I enjoyed your piece. Randy
Thanks Randy; you are one in a million… 🙂
It happens: Something is willed to us that we abhor however; it’s a great reminder of he/she who has passed. A treasure and yet a bane…..!
Great story, especially the ending.
Thanks J.D…. Good to see you..! 🙂
Well done! This watch is so intriguing… seems to hold so much value, yet your character doesn’t like to wear it – I like this contrast!
Thank You… That was the effect I was after….!
You have a keen eye, my dear evil nymph… 🙂
Nice. It reminded me of my dad’s watch, which my brother is now wearing in memory of him.
Oh, that’s lovely, if not a little sad too….
Unlike my fictional character, I’m sure your brother enjoys/is bolstered by wearing it.
cammon lady, write something!
Okay; just for you…! 🙂
Your talent is unsurpassed. Love this story.
Coming from you, sweet lady; that’s a lovely compliment….! 😉
I’ve seen this western. The guy gets down off his horse, looks at his watch, says, “Time for a drink,” and heads for the saloon.
Then a little tear runs down the horse’s face as he gets left behind. Again. : P
Ar’ve often wondered ’bout that mesef, Mark. Paw little horsey waitin’ outside in all weather, tied up and bored….. Shame on them there cowboys… They oughta know bedder…..! 😉