Wednesday, March 26, 2008

3 Word Wednesday & 55 Flash Fiction Friday

The prompts for 3WW this week were glass, question, and token. The first thing that came to mind turned into a 55 Flash Fiction Friday submission too. It is great to be lazy.

Who is the old man in the glass? Is this some kind of funhouse mirror that progresses age like a police computer program? The eyes he recognizes without question, but the face is that of a stranger. What once were only token lines and wrinkles are now carvings, chiseled by the many ravages of time.

11 comments:

Tammy said...

Now that's alot of wrinkles. I feel young now. Well done!

Go Figure said...

If you didn't have a Green Day song playing I would have to sue you for using my photo without permission!

TC said...

I loved this. So realistic.

I think we all look in the mirror and wonder... when did that change? How'd that get there? I look at a picture from just two years ago and wonder how I can look so old now in comparison.

tumblewords said...

They just don't make mirrors like they used to! Grin. Nice post.

paisley said...

well i just really noticed my first lines this year... but i will tell you ,, i am pissed... i never in a million years believed getting old would happen to me......

anthonynorth said...

I'm in my fifties. Changes coming fast. My damned mirror lies !!! :-)

James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

Wow, that was a great 55. I can relate to a certain extent. My wrinkles have already begun, but I surely don't feel old enough for that yet. :D

Lucy said...

WO that man looks like he is made of stone! There is a turning point in life, when you look in the mirror and ACTUALLY SEE yourself changing. I am going through that THIS year and it is really really scaring me. ( and quite frankly Pissing me off)
Great take on the 3 words baby!

Greyscale Territory said...

Instantly I think of Oscar Wilde's story "Picture of Dorian Grey".

Beuatifully worded!

Gemma

G-Man said...

MBW...You need a GPS to find your 55...
But I managed!!!
Great job BTW, please feel free to visit even if it is NOT Friday, and please, keep playing...G

Bone said...

Quite poignant! The moment we no longer recognize ourself.