You’re Only Someone That I Used To Love #amwriting

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You’re Only Someone That I Used To Love

β€œIt’s like this.”

β€œExactly like this.”

β€œHe left his tripod.”

β€œWe don’t know where he went.”

β€œHis camera’s there. But not the memory card.”

β€œWe know nothing.”

β€œBut he was your friend?”

β€œUh, no. An acquaintance.”

β€œOn our mother’s side.”

β€œA distant one.”

β€œAnd he was photographing?”

β€œThe mountains?”

β€œA bird?”

β€œThe last butterfly.”

β€œSo, none of you know why he was here?”

β€œHe hated.”

β€œHe was in love.”

β€œHe wanted a picture of a monarch.”

β€œWho are you ladies, again?”

β€œI’m no one.”

β€œI’m his best friend.”

β€œI was someone else.”

β€œWho else were you?”

β€œSomeone he loved.”

 

end 3/15/2018

Sascha Darlington

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      • Oh gosh no. I even wrote an article for a freelance project comparing aspects of MidSummer and Much Ado. So, I’ve even reread it everything, but no ideas. You? Btw work and a course I’m taking with an assignment every day, its been tough to keep up. What makes Midsummers so hard is the lack of main character. Puck is sort of the main character in the play, but really it’s a montage of three or four different stories overlapping, and there is meaning there. But what might work best is to take one story, day about the 4 lovers, or to make a more complex story btw Oberon and His Queen Titania, then again, parts of these stories are very reliant on each other
        My thoughts so far, I don’t know when these are due even?

      • Anne said at the end of March. I haven’t reread yet although I had an idea from what I remembered. Of course, the idea hasn’t quite worked itself into words. Procrastination is my first name….not even my middle. πŸ™‚
        You sound so busy!

  1. He left his tripod (and camera? I couldn’t quite follow that) so he’ll be back. Kind of like the guy in “Gentle on My Mind.” Not that I’m a fan of guys like this. Just saying…

  2. I love the structure of this, the snatches of a person and their life we learn from disconnected sentences. Their disappearance is a confusing jumble and you’ve conveyed that so well. Great mystery Sascha

  3. Interesting, this piece, Sascha, attempting to picture the scene, and who might be talking. Kind of poignant, especially the symbolism of photographing the unreachable. I found an underwater camera on a rocky outcrop by the sea once. Perhaps the owner was taken by a shark. Great camera though.😜

    • ….was there film in the camera? images on the card? Was there an entire story of the diver being eaten by a great white yet the camera survived?….or are you fictioning? πŸ˜€

      • Ha ha. Total fact, a Nikon, and I used it for many years. There was nothing on the film, but there was a bloodstain and bite marks on the camera. Okay, that last bit is fiction.🦈

  4. The dialogue is confusing, but it fits the ex-love theme. I love that he didn’t leave the memory card. Kind of sad. And finally, there is something not right with the two characters. They seem guilty. A unique style of writing, well written too.

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