Flash Fiction #205

Memory

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz

I’VE GOT A GREAT MEMORY: IT’S JUST REALLY SHORT

Now what was I going downstairs for?? I’d better go back up to the kitchen to find out.

Why am I in the kitchen? I was supposed to be going downstairs for…. something….

Senior citizens’ memories are not necessarily faulty, often just overfull – recollection upon recollection – experience after experience.

Science fiction offers us a future when we might upload our consciousness to a computer. Might be a good idea. Occasionally run a de-frag – do a sort and delete. I don’t need to remember that Bobby peed himself in First Grade. Where is that cake mix we bought the other day?

Black Forest Cake

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Go to Rochelle’s Addicted to Purple site and use her Wednesday photo as a prompt to write a complete 100 word story.

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17 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #205

  1. Dale says:

    Excellent out of the box 😉 take, Archon!
    Now where did I put that thingamabob…

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  2. Dear Archon,

    Now why did I turn on my computer? Nah, that never happens to me. Whatever it is I’m looking for will turn up when I’m looking for something else. Love the Friday Fictioneers meme. Stealing it now. Oh, I almost forgot to say I liked your take on the prompt.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. James McEwan says:

    Cake looks great. there is nothing wrong with my memory, its just I seemed to have lost the access password. Delightful story.

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  4. michael1148humphris says:

    If I open all the cupboard doors perhaps I will find the way to a sunnier climate, I can but dream,

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Have you ever read, ‘The Door Into Summer,’ by Robert Heinlein? A novel where one of the significant characters is Petronius (Pete) the cat, always looking for an exit which will lead to sun and warmth. 🙂

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  5. A crammed and overflowing memory is brought on by a fulfilled life. Better that than having nothing worth remembering!

    Here’s my story

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  6. I’m not sure I would enjoy being uploaded to a computer…

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  7. Interesting. What or who would decide which memories to drop? I know we do this all the time but having someone or something outside of ourselves making those decisions is frightening. Maybe there is no choice now either. How does our brain prioritize memories? You left me thinking.
    Tracey

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  8. msjadeli says:

    It could happen. I used to read a lot of sci fi and enjoyed it.

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