When It Is What It Isn’t…Friday Fictioneers.

“Perspective…It’s all about perspective,” Professor Smart explained. “See that planter box of grass… Now, lie down on the floor and look up at it. See how the grass appears so much larger. Assumes the height of an almighty jungle, although it’s barely knee-height. Your mind plays tricks on you. You always need to double check. Make sure you’re seeing what you’re actually seeing.”

This was too easy. With Professor Smart lying down on the floor absorbed by his theories, my partner crept unseen behind his desk and stole the Picasso from right behind his back. He had perfect tunnel vision.


101 words.

This has been another contribution to Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields. Each week we write 100 words to a photo prompt. This week’s PHOTO PROMPT © Ronda Del Boccio.

I am a passionate photographer, and what I love most about photography is how it illuminates my vision. Helps me to see things with such clarity and intensity, that I see details and objects through the lens which I usually miss. This is a form of tunnel vision in itself, and yet it’s also showed me how different the same object can appear from different angles and how things appear much larger when you photograph them from the ground looking up. I love playing around with perspective in photography, although I’m glad I can do it digitally these days. I’m saving a fortune.

Best wishes,



31 thoughts on “When It Is What It Isn’t…Friday Fictioneers.

  1. abhiray59

    Prof. Should have protected his Picasso better. Sometime, intelligent people are focussed on interesting and not expensive things.

  2. gahlearner

    Love it. I share your feelings about digital photography. It allows us (even unskilled amateurs like me) to experiment as much as we like without having to be sorry for the material we waste.

  3. 4963andypop

    Tricks of the eye. Make sure youre seeing what youre actually seeing– that statement tied my brain in a knot. And tunnel vision– i guess you mean your partner knew exactly what he wanted, and took it.

  4. Dale

    Poor professor… definitely not so smart! Unless he is proving a point and sees exactly what’s going on and has someone on the outside waiting! Which would be highly unlikely, but still…

  5. Rowena Post author

    Sorry, that last sentence was a bit unclear. I was actually referring back to Professor Smart. He’s the one with the tunnel vision.
    I can get very focused with my writing and research with tunnelled vision. I also had an aunt with tunnel vision and I am very short-sighted. I certainly don’t have 20-20 vision.
    Best wishes,

  6. Rowena Post author

    Yes, they often end up with tunnel vision, being caught up in ideas and theories and not so good on the practical front. Not the sort of people you’d ask to fix something.

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