Sunday, April 06, 2008

sunday scribblings - the photograph

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Saturday morning. The weekend had begun. He made himself a coffee then sat down with the newspaper. Not much news, nothing even to interest him in the sports section either. Until that was, he noticed an article on a football match which he was sure was not due to played until next Saturday. Perhaps he was wrong.


The weather forecast seemed odd too. Outside the window the rain was pouring down and cars where splashing through lakes of water on the road. It was the longest spell of wet weather he could remember yet according to the paper, the current spell of ‘unseasonably warm and sunny weather’ was set to continue.


He thought he’d have a quick glance at the obituary page. He was drawn to a photograph in the centre that made his heart miss a beat. He suddenly shivered and his mind began to race as he realised he was looking at a tribute to himself.


He tried to read it but his eyes were unable to focus. All he saw was a blur of spinning words. Then suddenly the date at the top of the page came into clear focus.
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He was reading next week’s paper.

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16 comments:

  1. Nice story. Premonition, or self-fulfilling prophecy, I wonder?

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  2. Woo-woo! Great little story! Thanks.

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  3. Cool story - I'd love to know what happens next:)

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  4. wo! that's a photo You Never want to see! great post Keith! :)

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  5. I'd also like to know what happens next. This would be a good prompt to give my student writers.

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  6. Very scary morning for that man. It makes me curious and wanting to know the "how."

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  7. How clever this is - fascinating and very curious!! Love it!

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  8. A wonderfully chilling little tale! You certainly kept my interest as you described the contrasts between the world of the newspaper and the world he was describing!

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  9. oooh....scary so is your hand pointer :(

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  10. oh my that would be a shocker....

    but as they say... fore warned is fore armed....

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  11. Great twist at the end. I thoroughly enjoyed your story.

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  12. Now that's a photograph you don't want to see. Nicely done.

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  13. It sent me chill shivers down my spine!

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  14. premonitions are coming true at my end,,,so this was a little scary for me :)

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  15. Lovely story! Makes me wonder what he does during the next week.

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