And Then She Said..

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And then she said….

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It’s been a while since I offered up a photo as a story starter. I think this one was the last time I did it.

Well, I think it’s time we do it again, shall we?

Here we go, same as last time:

The Specs:

Write a 800-1,000 word flash fiction short story centered around this scene.

It can be any genre. (I seem to get a lot of crime fiction, but it doesn’t have to be.)

Set it anywhere you like. (the last one had to be set in Philly.)

MUST INCLUDE THE LINE: And then she said…. Somewhere in the story, you have to include this line. Because that’s the line that popped into my head when I was working on this image.

Send the story  to me at jerseystylephotography@gmail.com as a Word document, include your name and location and any websites you want links to.

The Deadline:

Sunday, May 7 at 12 p.m. (high noon).

The Prize:

I’ll post the stories as PDF’s, let my readers tell me which one they like, I’ll tally it up and pick the winner. If it’s a tie, names go into a hat, one name comes out.

The winner then gets to choose any of my images and I’ll make a nice 16×24 print for them, suitable for framing. Not this image, any photo they want from my portfolio or this site.

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A little background on the image. Last week, I chaperoned my son’s Pre-K class field trip to an aquarium on the Point Pleasant Boardwalk.

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Just off the boardwalk in Point Pleasant, NJ

 

It was a chilly, raw, rainy day down the Jersey Shore. Not the day people would generally call a “beach day” but it, to me, was still a cool down to in a shore town. He only goes half day on Fridays so after the aquarium visit was over, he was free to leave with me. I don’t get to Point Pleasant to much (too crowded in the summer) so I was tooling around a bit.

I stopped at a surf shop to look for something, then we headed to a diner for lunch. Well, it was actually called John & Elaine’s Family Restaurant, down off of Richmond Ave. Matt wanted to sit at the counter rather than a booth so that’s what we did.

 

This is my type of place, whether they call it a diner or a family restaurant. It had it all…doughnuts under one of those dome things, an orange juicer that looks like it’s been there since the Sixties…

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And the requisite autographed photos of “stars” that came in. Surprisingly, no Springsteen, but I did spy Ritchie Sambora, guitarist from Bon Jovi (that’s him in the shades), and Pam Anderson. No idea if they came in together at some point.

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Oh, and Tony Soprano, too, there over the coffee filters.

While we sat at the counter chatting, Matt threw back a hot dog, fries and an apple juice. I dug into a chicken parm with an iced tea.

We spun around on the seats.

In the back, I saw this gal with the hat having lunch.

I loved the hat.

It’s a Faye Dunaway hat. Seriously, that was the first thing I thought of – Faye Dunaway.

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen someone wearing a hat like that in real life, certainly not down the Jersey Shore.

I had to get a shot of her. I had my small Fuji X100T with me and snuck a couple of shots. They were lousy. Then I just brazenly took one, and, as you can see, she seems to have caught me.

Ah well, no fear when I have the camera. If Matt wasn’t with me, I probably would have asked for a format portrait, 100 Strangers-style.

I converted it to B&W, cropped it, so here it is.

I think she can make a good character in a story. YOUR story.

So, what say you….up for it?

Tell me…and then she said… what?

© Mark V. Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | All Rights Reserved 2017

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