Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Fictioneer's - Potential

This week's Fictioneer Photo Prompt threw me for such a loop that I pretty much ignored it until I realized that I hadn't done one since the week before last. I wish I hadn't skipped last week now. But I'm going to give it a go-go and see what happens.


Copyright -Douglas M Macllroy

Potential

“The challenge is to take these random heaps of scrap and make art out of it.” The voice from video said. Its tin-like sound grated on Charity’s ears as she fidgeted with her wire cutters. “You have two days to complete your masterpiece.” 

Charity was considered dumb as rocks to the folks at school, but here in her garage she was an artistic genius. Her previous sculptures lined the shelves while she eyed the mesh wire. There was potential here and she knew it.

Charity closed her eyes the metallic scent of the wire came to her. She began to work.


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28 comments:

  1. A nice take on creativity and the creative process. Sometimes we all have to go into our garages and ignore the rest of the world to make masterpieces. BTW, it's "its tin-like sound."

    Here's mine: http://unexpectedpaths.com/friday-fictioneers/status-update/

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    1. Thanks for that. I fixed it. If only everyone was able to ignore what people say and make magic.

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  2. Good for Charity. Everyone has a talent. I'm glad she knows hers.

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    1. You're absolutely right, everyone does have something to offer the world.

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  3. Nice one; everybody's good at something, they just have to find out what it is and believe in themselves.

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  4. Good for Charity. Glad she could block out the unsolicited opinions of others. And glad you shared a story this week, Atiya.
    Shalom,
    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle. You rocked your story as well. I loved it.

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  5. I'm happy for Chiariys creativity. Almost everyone have an area where the can excel

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    1. Thanks you for the comment. It is only a matter of finding one's niche.

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  6. great story.

    We all close our eyes and share in the metallic senses and begin our creative work.

    Thanks,
    Randy

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    1. I like that you picked up on that in this short. Thank you for stopping by.

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  7. I love this - we don't all have the same talents, thank goodness, but schools often try to make us fit those cookie cutter shapes!

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    1. It sucks that school tries to make you something you know in your heart will never work for you. Charity knows her path in this story. Thanks for coming by.

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  8. We are all 'dumb as rocks' to someone... The trick is not to let it get us down... As you have shown with Charity. I liked your story,

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    1. Thanks Ted. I liked yours too. Glad you could drop by.

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  9. I love your expression of being who we are. That we must change ourselves and not allow others too change us.

    Shenine

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  10. inspiration can come from anywhere. even metal and wire and garages. well done as it characterizes itself.

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    1. I'm glad you saw that. Though I was really going for Charity finding her inspiration from taking the challenge itself.

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  11. Dear Atiya,

    Ignore all the naysayers and create your art. Spirit is genius and it will show through.

    Thank you for your beautiful comment on my story.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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    1. Dear Doug,

      Always a pleasure to have you check in on my blog.
      Here is is Wednesday and I still can't tell you how moved I am by yours. Thank you,

      Atiya

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  12. Hi Atiyah; I just thought I'd let you know that I've nominated you for an award. http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/ I hope you don't mind.

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  13. Very apt title.

    If we don't risk it, we never know what we could achieve.

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    1. Ah RISK that awful word that makes people do awesome things. I love it. Thank you for dropping by.

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  14. The fact that Charity knows she's "an artistic genius" and is also aware that the people at school consider her "dumb as rocks" is interesting. It makes me wonder how the sculpture will turn out, and if she's actually the genius she believes herself to be.

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    1. We all think we're geniuses once in a while. It is the reason we become habitually creative isn't it??? She's labeled as such because she chose to be different and skip to her own tune. There are a lot of ways I could have said that but "dumb as rocks" fit my word count.

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