Writing prompt: DEMENTED
Call me demented, but as a photographer, I find wrinkles fascinating. They add character.
All creative souls must follow their heart, and I follow mine. At thirty-six, I have an older wife, far older than Moore is to Kutcher, and ahem..far less well-maintained, shall we say, but her wrinkles get me every time, and I make sure I get to see all of them all the time. She wears no make-up–I’ve ruled that out.
But she is a good subject, in all senses of the word— she sits for my pictures, moves as I want her to, stays cramped for hours in awkward positions (I’m a slow, precise photographer), cooks my dinner, brings me coffee in the morning at just the right temperature, and agrees with everything I say when we’re in company (also when we’re not).
So you must understand me when I tell you it upset me a little when she came in with my coffee this morning, made-up as if by a mortician. She told me she was leaving.
And now there she lies, all wrinkles lost. My only subject is gone.
I need to find another one, and soon: without a subject, I feel like an old man.
I still need prompts for the rest of the alphabet, so keep them coming! I’m tweeting A to Z posts at #atozchallenge: mine, and the others’ I like!
Thanks and shout-outs to organisers Arlee Bird (Tossing It Out) , Jeffrey Beesler’s (World of the Scribe), Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh) , Jen Daiker ( Unedited), Candace Ganger (The Misadventures in Candyland) , Karen J Gowen (Coming Down the Mountain) , Talli Roland , Stephen Tremp (Breakthrough Blogs )