Night photography: Friday Fictioneers

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© Ted Strutz

“What ya lookin’ for Dad?” 

“If I’m lucky son I’ll shoot a meteor shower.”

“Wow. Do they happen often Dad?

“Nope. But there’ll be stars.”

“Can your camera take them. They’re so little and so far away. Perhaps you should take the ceiling in my bedroom. I’ve stuck stars on it.”

“Nope. I want stars filmed in the great outdoors.”

“Take the sun then. Its a star but its big and bright and there in daylight.”

“Cause it’d damage your eyes son.”

“But there are lots of medical advances these days Dad. They could probably fix them.”

In response to Rochelle Wiseoff- Fields who hosts Friday Fictioneers and to Ted Strutz for providing the photo for the prompt.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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42 Responses to Night photography: Friday Fictioneers

  1. Nice. The kid hasn’t yet noticed that it’s not quite that easy.


  2. neilmacdon says:

    So untroubled by the threat of injury


  3. James says:

    You can photograph the Sun but it takes special equipment. Get this kid a decent telescope and he’ll be hooked for life.


  4. Dear Irene,

    Just like a kid to have an answer for everything. 😉 Love the banter between father and son.



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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    The eternal curiosity of children is one of life’s joys. Nicely done Irene.

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  6. pennygadd51 says:

    You’ve given father and son nice voices, and we can hear junior being a smaller, higher pitched version of his dad. Nicely done, Irene.


  7. Charli Mills says:

    Great use of dialogue! 😉


  8. But… but… but… a know-all teenager. Quick, ask him the lotto numbers!


  9. Dale says:

    Fun little game of twenty questions. Loved the exchange between father and son, Irene.


  10. They both have a LOT to learn!
    Nice dialogue.


  11. subroto says:

    Kids have an answer for everything. Lovely dialogue between father and son.


  12. I don’t think I’d last long with that kind of a kid 🙂


  13. Dan Bohn says:

    Boy’s and their toys. Fun read Irene.


  14. granonine says:

    I love stories told mostly in dialogue. The patience of the father, the curiosity and optimism of the boy–just wonderful.


  15. It seems that children always have the answer. I know I did.


  16. Sandra says:

    Such faith and confidence! 🙂

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  17. Liz Young says:

    Kids have an answer for everything.

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  18. This sounds so much like a kid… (maybe a bit like i once was)

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  19. prior.. says:

    love the generational perspectives – and hope of the youngen’ at the end – which also makes me wonder how we have some advanced tech and then not in every area.

    anyhow, cutest part was the invite to use “ceiling in my bedroom”

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  20. Moon says:

    The last line is so cute and innocent, I am still smiling.
    I feel, he is a son to treasure.
    Great sense of a lovely relationship between the father and son in just 100 words. Wonderful writing, Irene.

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  21. athling2001 says:

    Great job. Dad’s got a smart kid there.

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