Behind the curtain

multi outlet plug, blue tint

She imagined that deep inside his chest a tiny transistor battery powered his heart like in her old Zenith radio. The tick-tock of his artificial mechanisms drowned out his rote homilies, his analytical effort to dissuade her.

Encased behind dark sunglasses, rational and calculating, he was pragmatic to a fault. As if allowing himself to act on emotions, and not carefully reasoned facts, would tilt his world, automatically shutting him down, and costing him a game penalty.

Her perfect, hollow tin man rejected her pleas to pilgrimage to Oz. There is no omnipotent wizard behind the curtain, he said.

This week’s challenge is inspired by Dark Sunglasses,” by Chrissie Hynde

The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is Transistor

  1. My, what a killjoy!
    I’ve known a few of those.
    You captured him perfectly. :=)

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  2. I like what you did here, the interpretation of dark sunglasses as hiding from leaping into something is well done.

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  3. Some people are just too afraid to take a leap of faith. Well portrayed 🙂

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  4. thank goodness for the tin man’s wisdom, eh? 🙂 I love your personification of him.

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  5. oh it’s hard to love a person who doesn’t believe, who can’t conceive of the existence of magic. Isn’t it?
    I loved the last line..it was arrogant and sad but beautifully written.

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  6. I looked at the photo then after reading the words, the image became personified. The experience was as amazing as the words.
    Wonderful.
    AnnMarie 🙂

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