Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Settings: Part 24

There's a story here. Maybe more than one. But don't worry, I won't ask my clever readers to concoct their own versions...

Wait a minute, of course I will! (It's what I do!)

So... if this were the setting for a scene in a movie, what would happen here?

14 comments:

Judy Williams said...
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Judy Williams said...

Vera might have to close the vintage clothing store. She locks up at the usual hour but then comes back at night when there is nothing going on but shadows and window lights, praying that her muse will inspire her to figure out a way to get her out of the bleak financial situation. Her eyes follow the maroon lines up to the door and she wishes there were a sack of money donated by a benevolent soul who wants the store to remain open.

Mister Earl said...

The door on the left also says, "Please use other door" with the arrow pointing to the right. And they wonder why they're not getting any business.

Yakpate said...

Vera did not understand her compulsion to follow the mysterious, maroon tile lines... nor did she remember where and when her journey began... she only knew that, when the lines finally led her to the dusty and near-abandoned vintage clothing shop, she found her calling as a shop proprietor.

Or was it that to-die-for patent bag in the window that she MUST purchase for her Spring wardrobe?

Barbara said...

Pilgrims flock to see the floating Buddha in the minimalist window display. But it does little to boost sales.

Yakpate said...

Barbsra... and the sound of "OOMMMMMMM" emanating from the closed door also seems to discourage shopping!

TheChieftess said...

Vera steps into the store and into another dimension...ever since she's owned the store, whenever she goes in after dark, she steps into the world of one of her treasured vintage items...tonight she picks up that to-die-for patent leather bag and finds herself in a smokey jazz club, in the 30's...

Judy Williams said...

Chieftess - were you thinking something Along these lines??

Sometimes she catches herself humming the tune, even during daylight. :)

Leslie Saeta said...

So ... did you get either one of my two emails? I just responded to your email. So it should have worked ...

dbdubya said...

This is the latest retail outlet to open on Mission Street. Called "Yin and Yang" the owner tried to capture the essence of the name in the entrance.

TheChieftess said...

Perfect Judy!!! ...Vera sets her bag down on the table and begins to twirl and sway to this very music playing in her mind...

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Then while Vera's humming "the Very Thought of You" she makes the connection between the musician Al Bowlly and the two lines leading up to the door.
S-T-R-I-K-E, inspired, she dumps the buddha out back in the alley (where Pasadena Adjacent will come along and collect his shattered remains) and open up a bowling alley. Mr T weeps

Judy Williams said...

Vera has the only bowling alley that plays jazz and in honor of the broken statue, she names it Broken Buddha Bowling.

Laurie said...

I LOVE you guys!