A new photo from Alastair – a new photo prompt for Alastairs Photo Fiction. Write a short story or poem that his photo inspires you to write. The more creative, the better. approximately 150 words in length. Have fun! For more info, click on his link!
“I’m just so excited! Aren’t you honey?” The couple stared out at the monster crane lifting the contents over the place in the middle of the river.
“I don’t know, are you sure the river is deep enough?” She looked worried.
“Oh yeah, yeah, they did all the underwater survey stuff, and it’s plenty deep enough! The whole city decided this was the wave of the future, the way to go.”
“We’re the first aren’t we?” She asked him.
“Yes we won the lottery, and there will be a lot more to follow. But we’re the first!”
“Aren’t you even a little bit scared?” She asked.
“Of what? They have it all figured out. I think it’s a great idea. It will just take a little bit of time to get used to. And it’s very cost effective, a work in progress!”
“I suppose …” She said, hesitantly. “When will it be ready? Did they say?”
His smile was huge as he held her close and they watched the crane lowering the last section of the water proof building into the river. “Our home will be ready to move into tomorrow!”
“Cool, sweetie, I was wondering how we get down to our new home, you haven’t mentioned that to me yet? ……… Honey?”
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Hope you enjoyed and that your weekend has started off well for you,
25 thoughts on “Alastair’s Photo Fiction – The Wave of the Future”
A nice little story, pretty scary though
I agree Celestine, I’m not too sure I’d want to live under the water either!
Is she afraid of the water? I get that sense in her questioning.
I’m guessing, Yes! 🙂
Delightfully clever and cleverly delightful.
A small masterpiece.
Thank you! 🙂 xo
I see a submarine in your near future!
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Yes, with one occupant – him! 🙂 xo
Twenty-twenty what? Good little story. The company that sells the homes has a monopoly on underwater vehicles no doubt.
Hey great idea Chris! And of course they would. When the government doesn’t plan correctly, there’s always a clever entrepreneur nearby to make a profit out of fixing the problem, lol! Thanks for stopping by!
Cool that their home is being built underwater! I came up with a story of a house being transported on the crane, but yours dives below the surface into a neat dimension. As an aside, I remember reading about an underwater hotel room in Florida, I think off of Key Largo.
Thanks Zooky, figures it would be in Key Largo! lol! Cool idea though! I’ll go check yours out now! 🙂
Haha. Very cool Penny :-)There’s always something that is never thought of 🙂
Just seemed to come to mind, you know my quirky thoughts and ideas, Alastair! 🙂 xx
I don’t think anybody does Penny. The moment we think we get to grips with you, something new and magnificent pops up 😀
Yeah, thats me, always thinking outside of the box, no wait where’d I put that box again ….:)
There never has been a box with you. Just this vague semblance of a line pretending to be a box 😉
laughing here, but true words probably … 🙂
Oh no to live under water… mind you no one will be able to pickle your house with toilet paper…
Hey that’s a valid point, maybe seaweed though, lol!
It seems like the transportation to and from home would not be cost effective but it might be fun.
I’m thinking fun is a given Lewis, especially designing the transport! 🙂
Loved this – especially the question at the end 😀
Well you know the government. They come up with “cost effective ideas, but sometimes (most times) don’t really think the whole matter through! Thanks Colline! 🙂