Flash Fiction #27 – Redux

In the lead-up to Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, etc., Rochelle has graciously granted us the exemption from straining our brains too much.  I’m taking advantage of the offer to reach waaayy back into my files, and republish this unpolished gem.

PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Claire Fuller

YOU OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES

Richie had a real mania for anything related to films.  He’d even got an autograph from some kid who held a clapper stick.  He wasn’t hard to convince to come along on an artifact hunting expedition, but, the further we got from the city, the more reluctant he became.

“Why are we way out here?  There’s nothing connected to films in this run-down little village!”

“Sure there is.  They filmed some of the Transformers movies here” I replied.  “See there.  That’s the changing room for Optimus Prime.  Maybe you could get a tailpipe, or a tire for your rec-room wall.”

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

22 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #27 – Redux

  1. James McEwan says:

    Some people will believe anything when they are hooked on an addiction, in this case autographs and trinkets.

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  2. Rivergirl says:

    I’m probably the only person who hasn’t seen that movie.

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  3. Rowena says:

    Collectors are great fodder for stories and yours sounds great.
    I think he could go and move into Dale’s garage with all his film memorabilia. Her son’s just cleared his tyres out so there’s plenty of room in there if she’s out in the car. It would almost be worth stirring Dale up.
    Gee, I’m getting mean.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  4. msjadeli says:

    Fun story, Archon.

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  5. Bear says:

    Hehe, such suckers…. Great story! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Great story, well done.

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  7. Bill says:

    Great! Why am I thinking “one man’s trash…” There was a time when I might…. — many eons ago. 🙂

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    • Archon's Den says:

      In twenty years at this house, our cars have never been allowed inside. What litters my garage is not “trash,” but valuable stuff, some of it more valuable than the rest – table saw, lawn mower, sewing hassock, two cat transfer cages, unused typing table, softener salt, gardener’s wagon, bar fridge, more books than some Barnes & Noble stores…. 😳

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  8. granonine says:

    Never saw the movie–those were still our non-TV years–but I’m sure anyone who has seen it will enjoy this even more than I did 🙂

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