Optical Illusion – #writespiration

Optical Illusion

Optical Illusion

I love what you’ve done with the place! It was so empty and wanting when you first found it. It’s too bad you and Stephen didn’t last as a couple. He would have loved this. Funny, how he disappeared.

Tell me, wasn’t this room larger? That wall seems so much closer, now.

In Writespiration #117 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 21, Sacha Black offers a photo (above) and asks that we tell a story of why the room is empty – in exactly 52 words. My response is a sequel, of sorts, to the response by Jane Dougherty.

24 thoughts on “Optical Illusion – #writespiration

  1. Funny and yet horrifying at the same time. The name “Stephen” of course makes almost any contemporary reader think of the contemporariously famous horror writer — but only using the first name steps it back from the precipice of cliche, and yet, cliche is good here, especially if it is understated and stepped back. Furthermore, “I love what you’ve done” is another cliche, but again, it works here because it is a trope for horror, yet tongue-in-cheek horror… too bad it couldn’t have lasted HAHAAHAHAHAH what ever happened to baby Stephen eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    me I would have made something about my ankles being chopped off by the rotating fighting blade in the middle of that room

    but that would have been my cliche and nowhere as sweet as I love what you’ve done with this

    and yes, you probably get my message by now, that I love what you’ve done with this, Kenworthy hahahahahh cackle cackle snort.

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    • I see what you did there, Daniel!

      “my ankles being chopped off by the rotating fighting blade in the middle of that room
      but that would have been my cliche and nowhere as sweet as I love what you’ve done with this
      and yes, you probably get my message by now, that I love what you’ve done with this” (52)

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  2. Your take on this is adorable… It reminds me of my friend’s little brother coming home from Hebrew school one day back in the ’70s, and telling us all about the story of “Adam and Steve” from Genesis. I was like 8 years old at the time, and I already had a keen appreciation for the 6 year-old’s version of antiquity!

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