…And Then the Analogy Fell Flat

from-david-stewart

PHOTO PROMPT © David Stewart

“Just a few dollars more.  If I had a small raise, I would be able to catch up.”

Jack shook his head.

No, he couldn’t afford it.

He popped over to Orinoco and looked at his humongous wish list with a sigh.

This was getting him nowhere.

He tried to move to the news site, but ended up looking at the latest risqué photos of Sharon Shaiplee.  What he’d give to… Damn.

*

Trent scratches his head.

“How in the world am I going to fit the analogy about rising from the muck of everyday life to bloom into this story?”

***

Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © David Stewart. Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

The muse did not love me today.  I got zero.  So I tried to force a story using the idea of a lotus blossom, and all of the significance of it, as an analogy.  I still got nothing ;)

And yes, the Orinoco is a great river in South America, just like that other river that begins with an “A” ;)

36 thoughts on “…And Then the Analogy Fell Flat

        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Just went back and looked – I think you turned up a winner. I tried doing what you did, that is, just the first thing that came to mind, which was, “what does a lotus blossom symbolize?” but you were able to run with your idea better than I did mine.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I had to Google it. My first thought is the Enya song, Orinoco Flow, I try to avoid that other South American river, but a too large portion of my paycheck seems to end up going there any way ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      If I had double the words, maybe… On the other hand, if I could figure out how to achieve enlightenment that easy, I’d be some sort of guru with thousands of followers ;) Hopefully the muse will be kinder to me next week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is a head scratcher. How do I get Jack from mundane to enlightenment in 100 easy words? I guess if I could figure that one out I wouldn’t be here, but some guru with hundreds of followers…

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