Thursday, June 10, 2010

55 flash fiction friday #80: wait. what?


dawning realization
Pop's was exactly the kind of place he loved. Nothing pretentious or fancy about it, just a good chili dog and the best homemade ice cream since... he'd made it at home. Halfway through his first dog he looked at her and realized he'd forgotten the camera. Not "decided to leave it behind", "forgotten it".
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Note: True story. And significant because normally I wouldn't go anywhere at the beach (or much of anywhere else) without my camera. And if I did, it would be because I'd made a conscious decision not to bring it. This time I simply forgot it. (Distracted much ya think?) I did, however, get this shot of Pop's (which in fact does have some of the best chili dogs I've ever had) a couple of nights before.

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22 comments:

Titanium said...

That, my friend, is a most excellent kind of forgetfulness. The happy kind.

Brian Miller said...

there is a great hotdog stand in my hometown...best i ever ate...thanks for the smiles from your 55...

G-Man said...

Nothin better!!
But growing old is a bitch ain't it?
Excellent 55 Mojo.
As for the Cup? It's over, lets move on. Yay!
Thanks for playing, thanks for visiting and your support, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Stan Ski said...

The food must be really good if it makes you forget about everything else. Great 55.

Monkey Man said...

Jeez, didn't know there was a food theme going. I so get this though. I can't travel without my camera either. My 55 is HERE .

Jingle said...

very fun 55.
mine is up!

C.M. Jackson said...

dawgs all the way--Mr Jackson looks for ways to pass by our neighborhood hot dawg stand..great 55

moondustwriter said...

need to write notes on the hand

always great Mojo

I'm up

Robin said...

I suspect it was the company, more than the food, and that is exactly as it should be. Some moments just need to be enjoyed as is, fully present, not behind a lens. (And besides, I'm guessing chili dog + camera = messy unhealthy for camera combination.)

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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I love to sit and reminisce about days gone by...this one had me craving a great hot dog stand and just sitting to watch people.

My 55 is Here As always scroll down below my Friday Show N Tell. Have a great weekend!!!

Eaton Bennett said...

Got to be a good thing, once in a while. Normally forgetting the camera is kinda like forgetting an arm. She must have been a heck of a lot more interesting than said camera. ;)

Lulda Casadaga said...

I think sometimes the photo gods want us just to enjoy the scene and not snap it! :) ummm, chili dog for lunch today...that sounds divine! :)

John's comments said...

Nice pulp fiction hardness to the prose. Hammer Horror for me today. My 55

The Thirteenth Crossing said...

You forget because of a wonderful distraction. I love hot dogs...from 7-11. Should I admit that? LOL

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Mama Zen said...

Sounds like you have more important things on your mind!

Nessa said...

The company must have been very good.

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˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

homemade ice cream!
lovely 55!
mine isup

hugs
shakira

lisaschaos said...

I'm hoping those distractions are the good kind. :0) Having a feeling they are. Now I want a chili dog! Yum!

Cloudia said...

with mustard!





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Fireblossom said...

Oy. There goes Mojo.

Daryl said...

Perfect