Color Conscious

Photo by David Stewart

“What are those blue and pink thingies bobbing in the water?” Ally asked Rick.

“Probably floating lanterns.”

“Why those two particular colors? Why not purple and red or yellow and orange?”

“How should I know?” he demanded irritably.

“No need to get snippy,” she retorted.

“Look, are we here to have a good time or not?”

“Yes, we are!”

“Good.  Let’s head over to the Ferris Wheel.”

“What made you think that they were lanterns?”

“Their glow.”

“They were shaped like eggs.”

He didn’t answer.

“I wonder why they’re there–”

“Seriously, Ally, who cares?”

“There’s no need to yell.”

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by  Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

39 Replies to “Color Conscious”

  1. Having fun is a lot of hard work, don’t you know? We got to put our noses to the grindstone and not stop and smell the silly flowers or wonder about anything that isn’t on our “fun having” agenda… These two do not sound like a match made in heaven 😉

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    1. Yes, it is. And it doesn’t help when one person is fixated on something trivial instead of the date. You’re right, Trent, these two are definitely not a match made in heaven. This might end up being their last date.

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  2. 100 words that say as much about the relationship between the 2 people as they do about the ‘blue and pink thingies’. And the tension for the future created by the introduction of ‘eggs’ and wondering… So much in 100 words. It’s a really effective conversation.

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    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Yes, we did but whereas your story was so sweet this one isn’t. There’s no much enjoyment here and it won’t be surprising if this turns out to be their last date. Thanks. I wanted to dialogue to be effective and realistic.


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  3. I don’t see a future for them together. Great conversation, so typical for people who barely listen to each other and just follow their own thoughts.

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