I do look forward to Fridays, well actually Wednesdays, unless your in Australia and then it’s Thursday, anyway it’s Friday Fictioneers time! Where a wonderful group of international and talented writers take part in a writing challenge. A “flash fiction” (100 words or less) piece, based on a photo prompt. If you enjoy writing I encourage you to give this one a try. Just click on the link and the hostess, the talented Rochelle will provide all the information needed.
This weeks photo prompt is:
“Do the socks match?”
“I asked if the socks matched!”
“No, I heard you. I don’t get your point of reference.”
I’m a photojournalist. After the police remove his body from your piano … player? She nods and he nods back and continues. “I’ll be doing a piece about the utterly incredible, and totally unbelievable, set of circumstances leading up to his end … in the piano … in that position!
“And the socks?” She asks, confounded.
With great wisdom, he sighs and then replies, “In life, it’s all about the little things. So do the socks match?”
(100 words) so I guess we’ll never know what the utterly incredible, totally unbelievable set of circumstances were, but we do know – the socks matched! No wait! She didn’t answer, so we can’t be sure. I guess we’ll have to use our powers of observation to deduce this. Go ahead I dare you to try not to look at the socks one more time right now!
Hope you enjoyed, thanks for stopping by, be sure and check out the other excellent flash fiction entries for this week.
62 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Do the socks match?”
I did enjoy. And human nature being what it is, I checked out the socks.
Thank you Mary, I did too, and I wrote it! lol. 🙂
Funny, I knew the socks matched because I checked that detail before writing my story. And yet..I checked again..Ya made me look!
Yay, I’m keeping tabs (not really, lol) 🙂
I’m betting your photojournalist’s surname is Columbo and so we already know who did the murder, don’t we? Good characterisation. And dialogue. Ann
Oh Ann you made me laugh! Thanks! 🙂 …still laughing here.
I’m a sock-aholic myself. But I’ll admit they don’t always match…just for fun. Cute take on the prompt.
Thank you Rochelle, I hope your having a relaxing and fun weekend! 🙂
Yes, the socks match! Next question: will the piano still function after we remove the body? Those vintage pianos are hard to come by, you know.
i love the way he sighed with great wisdom. haha while i agree that details are extremely important, i’ll never know if the detective’s a really great one or a fool – could go either way. brilliant flash ^^
Thanks kz, my take was that he didn’t have a clue, (ha,ha!)
lol as i suspected. beware of people who sigh with great wisdom lol
I can’t imagine that if I turned up there I would worry about the socks. 😉
Exactly, the point! 🙂
you had me smiling the whole time…creative detective type story! ☺ i love it! ♥
Thanks Sunshine, definitely having fun with this one! 🙂 xx
If you aim for Pulitzer it’s all about details… imagine to fall on the socks
Excellent point! ha, ha!
Funny how one little element will trip us into the tale, right? I really liked this, and I’m hopeful that the socks did, in fact, match. It is important =)
🙂 Indeed! Thanks Troy!
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Matching socks is very important. Shoes also. My uncle turned up to a family event wearing the same style shoes – except one was navy and the other brown… The devil is in the detail!
I think I would be confounded by that question, too. 🙂 But yes, details matter (just not sure about these particular details.)
I’m confounded by how quickly the stories are coming in!! But it’s a rainy day here and I might be able to get caught up a bit. It’s fun trying, though.
Have a great day, Penny.
Lots of people in FF this week, I guess the solar flares are effecting our muse in a creative way. Have a wonderful day also Janet 🙂
Can the motive behind this heinous crime be something as simple as the fact that he accidentally mix-and-matched the socks his wife and his girlfriend gave him last Christmas?
Oh that is just perfect vb. Wow, love it. Case solved. It always is the little things it seems! 🙂
I say they match, so that’s not the reason for the keyboard killing. Intriguing post; thanks, Penny!
Thank you Perry, my writings are not nearly as interesting as some of yours, but I try! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
One has to wonder what his obsession with the socks is all about.
Yes indeed, the “sock” of it all! 🙂
I must admit to catching myself looking a couple of times to see if the socks matched. 😉
I looked … and I’ve been drawing them this morning so ought to know they match.
Good take on the prompt.
I was fascinated by the socks, for no good reason I can think of at all. But a great study for drawing purposes, I agree! Thank you John, a great photo btw!
Cleverly told, Penny, bypassing the obvious and delving into the socks, funny too! 🙂
This is so good… when I saw the photo I immediately thought of a piano tuner with a difference… I didn’t even look at the socks .. I wonder why?? .. Probably because I’ve been known to put on different socks without even knowing…
One thing’s for sure though, they don’t go with the trousers. Zany, entertaining. 🙂
Do they go with anything? Thanks Sandra! 🙂
Oh those details will trip you up every time! 😀
Yes, especially those really important ones, lol! 🙂
Do you know that the stores now sell mix-matched pairs of socks?
I like the bit o’ fun mystery here.
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
I didn’t know that, but I’m not surprised. Thanks, these are fun to write! 🙂 xo
Nice, it left me wondering about HOW the unfortunate chap ended up in the piano. A mystery to be solved.
Indeed, a rather bizarre one, that’s for certain!
Think the socks could have a bearing on the case. well done. Yes, looked back again to see if they matched:)
Anyone who would wear socks like that is asking for trouble, lol! 🙂
Details are important — and probably more so in those “utterly incredible and totally unbelievable” scenarios!
Yes, indubitably true, in whole conundrum of things! 🙂
Love it!! I come from a house where the kids love mixing up their socks….I would zone in on the socks, too, and marvel how they actually do!!! Great work, Penny.
That’s an excellent use of it Penny. I love that. I wonder if there may be something in the distant future that will come back to this? 😉
I’m thinking this is a one-timer, but you never know my friend! 🙂
Depends on how you feel and the time restraints. 🙂
AnElephantCant always wear matching socks
He really is not that well organised
But he is not miffed
He gets them as a gift
And each morning they bring a smile to his eyes
(from a previous blog)
Great take, as elegantly presented as ever.
As they should, sometimes mix matched socks are most special! xo
I like the story and the shift from the crime to the socks.
Thank you Hannah, and thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I do declare, the devil’s in the details, darling.
Yes, it would seem so Helena!
I stared and stared. tThe socks do match. But then , it’s too obvious, and in crime, nothing is obvious.
I wish i could click LIKE, but my LIKE button doesn’t work at the moment. Cheers !
Thank you, very much. I’ll consider it LIKED! 🙂