Out of the Box

I’d gone into every grotty gin joint in town. And this last one is the grottiest.

The singer, Devizes Wiltshire, normally not very good yet still the ultimate professional, has managed to get herself caught up in the stage lighting – not a good look. Still, she’s carrying on, give ‘er credit. She is committin’ murder on the stage though. She’s murderin’ my favourite song.

Told you this place is grotty.

Over by the bar I see ‘Ewt fer Newt’ ‘Ickling, filling ‘is face with leftover food from the kitchen. There’s no tellin’ ‘ow long it’s been there but he doesn’t care. Whoops. His maud Maude has interfered with ‘is eatin’. He’s not too pleased.

There’s a silhouette in front of the window. Well, everyone’s a silhouette in ‘ere. The windows are that filthy and the streetlight right outside is way too bright, nothin’s that clear.

I’m looking to see a man about a dog. I am. Literally. Aman. I thought I saw ‘im sittin’ next to Ewt fer Newt’s Maude, but it wasn’t ‘im.

At least I’ve found ‘is dog though. I’ll tell ‘im when I find him.

I’ll look for ‘im again tomorrow.


Earlier today I posted my entry for One Word Sunday:

I did some serious tweaking of the image, I must admit, using the editing tools on my mobilius phonius, but even after all that I still think it’s obviously the interior of a cardboard box.

But from the inside of the cardboard box, I thought outside of it and came up with the short story above. My mind takes me to the oddest of places at times! All fun though!

13 responses to “Out of the Box”

  1. Visionkeeper avatar

    Not fair to tweak it TL….Nobody is then seeing the object as it really is…..

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    1. Tom avatar

      That too was the challenge, VK. Besides, the inside of the box isn’t very impressive left untweaked. Although I wasn’t entirely sure what I was expecting to be different when I took the photo. I think this is one of those times when seeing it not as it really is is better.

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  2. Debbie Smyth avatar

    Aha! It looked so much more exciting in your edit, Tom 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom avatar

      I had to do something with it, Debbie! 😁


  3. bcparkison avatar

    I would have never guessed. Smart editing.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Beverly. I only altered the colour and added the light flare, but it looks quite different!


  4. Chris Hall avatar

    Aha, I see. I was beginning to think you’d been abducted and locked in the boot of a car. 😉

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    1. Tom avatar

      😃 Not quite, Chris. And thankfully only the camera entered the box as well! 😁

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      1. Chris Hall avatar

        You had us all going though… 😉

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        1. Tom avatar

          Yeah… sorry about that. My mind, eh? 😉

          Liked by 1 person

  5. prenin avatar


    Figures!!! 🙂 ❤

    Blessed Be my friend!!! 🙂 ❤


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tom avatar

      Hehehe! It was too plain to leave as was, Prenin.

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