Welcome to my new writing challenge!
Every Tuesday I will post some lovely retro-era eye candy as inspiration (think 50's-80's decades). I will be posting photographs and advertisement ephemera that, perhaps, is quite different from modern day photography in hopes that it may inspire us to come up with parallels and concepts we might not otherwise make with modern art/photography.
Simply write a piece of poetry, fiction, flash fiction, or even create your own art-work. Anything goes so long as you create/write something original!
Leave a link to your post so I (along with others) can visit and comment. Please also link back to this page in your original post so others can find it.
Most of all, have fun creating!
And now, for the prompt.
Retro Writes (Tuesday) #3
Look at the advertisement photo for a few moments and allow yourself to be inspired.
Here is my contribution:
Waitress at the Malt Shop
Everything was brighter on Fridays. The neon-lit signs and pre-lit panels-full of overhead lights seemed far more illuminated than they were on, say, a Sunday or Tuesday. It's all those kids, she thought to herself as she waited tables and pre-percolated the coffee. The young crowd crowed in their raucous laughter and their after-school stories ruined the calm coffee-and-cigarette atmosphere come weekend.
The teenage girls were always so bushy-browed, almost as if they were excited about life. Ever-expecting something swell. Katie Lou supposed they were. They, at least, had love affairs to look forward to, and the zany marches of the women's lib movement. They still had time, and they adhered their dreams across it like an invisible blackboard. Ah, but later marriage and children would warp those sharp-toothed smiles, then the she-wares of the next generation would fill the diner tables.
Some things never changed,
like bitter coffee and smoke rings
she accepted her fate.