Spectacles for Every Occasion

My contribution to our weekly Flash Fiction group Friday Fictioneers.

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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Spectacles for Every Occasion

Certainly, sir.
We have a range of paranormal spectacles.

Yes, our mood range. The rose lens lets you view the world in eternal, euphoric happiness. Our blue ones present a cynical world of bitterness and grievance. Apparently, they are very popular with politicians.
Our nostalgic glasses will let you wallow in a mud pool of missed opportunities and shameful regrets. However, this monocle will swell you with pride as you relive achievements and insurmountable success at the expense of others.

These, in cotton wool to avoid distortion, give a view of our future.
You may not like what you see.

31 responses to “Spectacles for Every Occasion

  1. Super story! Can I order the rose ones? 😉

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  2. If I had to choose, I’d certainly opt for the rose-colored glasses 🙂

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  3. Oh wow. So many choices. Do they come as a matched set? Well done.

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  4. we’re judged by the glasses we wear. better to choose right the pair. 🙂

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  5. Cool idea! I’m not sure which ones I’d prefer. I wonder what would happen if one looked through all of them at once? 🙂

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  6. Lovely imaginative allegory. All human failings revealed by the right pair of specs!

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  7. I think I’ll go for two monocles, one for each eye!

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  8. I love the idea of these different glasses, most imaginative and understated. Nicely done.

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  9. What a great, imaginative story! I’m torn between the rose coloured and the future glasses. Maybe both, I don’t have to wear them at the same time and all the time, do I?

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  10. Cool. I have to admit, I would love to try a couple of those out. Promise to return them when I’m done!

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  11. Ooooooo a tempting choice… which to choose. I wonder…

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  12. A new method of therapy perhaps? Sign me up for a pair of rose… Great concept.

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  13. Such a clever and entertaining spin on the prompt image, James. The woolly ones have me a little nervous, but…

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  14. I opt for the rose lens. I hope it works!

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