Sunday, September 25, 2005

Fifty five words (and a photograph)

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Back then. She saw him photographing the beautiful sky. It was an orange dusk.

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He saw her from the corner of his eye looking at him.

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They smiled at each other. A moment was born.

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A sea of memories raged through.

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Cut to today. Another orange dusk. Coffee. Conversations. More.



34 comments:

Casablanca said...

Where was this beauty shot, if I may ask?

mermaid said...

A series of moments, strung together by the beads of pictures and words. Kind of reminds me of the marriage garland in certain ceremonies.

Extempore said...

Oh my! Lovely shot and story. Tell me, did you enjoy it writing it? :-)

Where is this shot?

wandering dervish said...

collage, collage, collage.
and yet, the closest to the 'full narrative' within the word limit, among the ones i have read.

congratulations!:)

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Geetanjali said...

Quite agree with WD there - I guess the difference is in the approach. The almost stacatto rhythm of this prose piece, with the slide-shot effect helped encapsulate so much in so little!

This was fun wasn't it? :-)

aristera says said...

its fun writing this 55 word story. i had a great time doing it...

transience said...

this was lovelylovelylovely. maybe i should try my hand at this 55-word story thingie. sounds fun.

Diva said...

How intriguing! And another beautiful shot, A.

ED said...

Amazed at how you said so much by saying so little. Reminds me of "the Red Wheel Barrow" by Williams. Glad I stumbled on this site. Where did you get the idea for a 55 word story? Are there others out there writing in the same form?

chaos said...

beautifully composed... both pic and the story :) ... does plucks the strings of memory lanes :D

Shubhodeep said...

wonderful pic and excellent words.

btw, i'm finally back. can I bookmark you?

my blog has changed to: shubhodeep.blogspot.com

Ram said...

wow..

but in a way u cheated on that 55 word thing man, by using that picture.!!

:))

>|' ; '| said...

oh man..u r very good in depicting the little nuances of life so beautifully and with brimming intrigue, never constrained by the limit of 55 words..

AmitKen said...

wonderful picture :)

RTD2 said...

That was fantastic :) I've been tagged to do this too..I thought it was quite a task, actually, but you pulled it off nicely! Interesting blog you've got here, I need to remember to come back...

Deez said...

clicks and flashes....life just passes in these.

lovely words.

Anne said...

I find such sad romance in what you say. Melancholy even in the good stuff. Maybe it is just me.

Brood Mode said...

beautiful, it's the typical nascent relationship.....

Phoenix said...

amazing play of words..u r a master of the alphabet.
did someone tag u too?

rusty said...

Deja vu...once again !!

Paul said...

Succinct and realistic.

Ariel said...

Beautiful shot. Go on, tell us where you took it.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Really like this
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cleverly done
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Cecilia said...

You are so alive and real and true to yourself and to your surroundings. What a capture of reality. At the same time you made it...surreal.

. : A : . said...

Casablanca, Extempore, Ariel - Does the place matter? It is the sky that dominates.

mermaid - Very nice perspective.

Extempore - Yes, I did. So much so that I have given it another try.

wandering dervish, Cecilia - *bows*

Diva Drip, chaos, -Poison-, AmitKen, Deez, Brood Mode - Thank you.

Geetanjali - Thanks. Yes it was.

aristera says - So did I.

transience - Look forward to reading your take on it.

ED - Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Lots of people are writing the 55 words. Why don't you try too?

shubhodeep - Welcome back. You sure can.

Ram - I did? Read it without seeing the picture. ;-)

RTD2 - Thanks for dropping by. Will come over and see yours.

Anne - Sadness in this one? Not intentional.

Phoenix - Yes. Thanks.

rusty - :-)

Paul - Hhmmm.

Sue hardy-Dawson - Click. Thanks. Click.

Ubermensch said...

the script writing isnt effective on my conscious, the clicks were kinda infringing too much, but thats me..:)
Uber

gulnaz said...

there is a timeless ancient quality about the pic....a timelessness, neverendingness to the words. marvellous :)

feminine expressions said...

your words present just enough to create an image yet leave enough to the imagination...

this piece is especially intriguing...

. : A : . said...

Ubermensch - Sometimes they get too much. :-)

gulnaz - Welcome back and thanks.

feminine expressions - Thanks.

Lorena said...

lovely way of expressing this moment. beautiful. always something amazing when i visit here. :) you are a talent.

. : A : . said...

Lorena - Thanks a lot!

small squirrel said...

friggin amazing!
(that is all I can squeeze out of my brain late on a friday... but a lovely orange dusk and intriguing words indeed!)

. : A : . said...

small squirrel - Thanks.