Out of Reach – Friday Fictioneers – 02/15/13

It’s time for Friday Fictioneers. Thank you to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for hosting, and to David Stewart for the intriguing photo.

I went from science fiction, to contemplative, and ended with light.

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Genre: Humor

copyright-David Stewart

Out of Reach (100)

“I called, emailed, Facebooked him,” Aubrey said, fretting as we strolled past boutique shops. “I commented on his blog.”

I shook my head.

“I even retweeted one of his tweets,” she exclaimed.

“You did what?”

“Sure. It was the one about him wanting it to rain—”

“Give me that.” I pried the phone from her tight grip and made a break for it, climbing innumerable flights of stairs to a rooftop.

Aubrey shrieked, “Wait!”

I launched the phone into orbit. “If you love someone set him free.”

“Unbelievable,” tears welled in her eyes.

“Don’t you have insurance?” I asked.

Aubrey sobbed.

72 thoughts on “Out of Reach – Friday Fictioneers – 02/15/13

  1. I hardly use a cell phone, I guess I’m in the dinosaur age. But I feel if someone wants to talk to me they can reach me at home, when I’m out, is my time. hmmm I really do think I’m getting old. 😉 funny story though. I could see it happening.


    1. Thanks, Jackie. There is a little guess work in it for me as I’m not part of the dating scene. We do have several devices (as we call them) at home, however. When you have several you can do them all at once. Yikes!


  2. That’s a true friend!
    Nevertheless, I might have thrown him/her in the same orbit if someone did that to my phone.. My Precious Haha
    I enjoyed reading this.


  3. That is simply awesome, Amy. It’s both wacky and realistic at the same time. I can just see some friend doing that with good intentions and then, as the phone is still sailing through the air, realize what they did. I’m still laughing over it. 🙂


    1. Thanks, David! I’m glad I could make you laugh. I guess it was this inspirational picture of yours that did the trick! I can see this one is my head pretty clearly, and now I have added your image of the phone sailing through the air in slow motion….:)


    1. Madame, I had to make this very decision weeks ago…Buying a phone is like a buying a house! I said “no” to the insurance! I hope I made the right decision. I hope no one hurls my phone across the city.


  4. Everyone is so freaking creative!!

    I’m reading all the takes on this perspective fictioneer. I love the picture, but what people are writing is just EXCELLENT.


      1. I did, because I could picture the scene you described. In fact, I had a friend who would toss my cell phone without a care if I had insurance or not just to keep me from making a fool of myself.


      2. I found it very amusing. I love to remember how my friend always had my back, would put me in my place (lovingly of course) and motivate me to get a grip. It made me laugh and I think when we are reminded what friends are for, it makes us better friends.


  5. Unique interpretation, Amy. I felt Aubrey’s pain as her phone got chucked. At the same time, it was a powerful illustration of letting love go. Sometimes we need to experience a physical manifestation before our misguided feelings can follow!


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