Photo Copyright: Al Forbes

This story was written forΒ Sunday Photo Fiction–May 7th, 2017. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt of his own or one donated by one of the participants in the group of writers. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including those in the title and inspired by the prompt. This week’s prompt was supplied by Al himself.

To read the other stories written by group members, just click on the link below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link to the other stories this week is as follows:


Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words


My best friend, Marge, looked at me and shook her head.

“Lois, why the heck don’t you spend a few bucks and buy an iPhone?”

“All right, all right, I’ll tell you why.

  1. I drop things. You drop an iPhone and the screen breaks.
  2. I already have one computer so I don’t need another one. I’d need a magnifying glass to work on an iPhone.
  3. I like “easy” and my little cell phone is easy to use.
  4. I sometimes lose things. If I lost an expensive iPhone I’d have trouble forgiving myself.
  5. People borrow my stuff and sometimes don’t return it. No one wants to borrow my cell.
  6. I’m almost perfect and not buying an iPhone gives you something to complain about.
  7. When my cell wears out I don’t have to go broke buying a new one.
  8. No one bothers to steal my cell phone. You had an iPhone stolen a month ago, didn’t you?
  9. I don’t want to take my work with me 24/7. My laptop is too big to carry around. I bought a big one on purpose. If you tell anyone else that I’ll have to kill you.









20 thoughts on “WHY I DON’T WANT AN IPHONE

    • Thanks, Al. If I could find one that didn’t break when dropped I might be tempted. I can and have dropped my little cell many times, picked up the pieces, and put it back together again. The floor in this flat is hard as a rock. My son said he dropped his old cell on the pavement one time. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  1. Mike says if he brought an i phone, it would take him nearly a year to understand how it works, leaving little time to write FF, and that would be a disaster Mr Apple

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  2. Thanks, Mike. I know what you mean. An iPhone is more complicated and the screen is small. I like a nice big screen. My son was visiting and bought me what has to be the biggest laptop available. I’m glad you liked the story. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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    • Thanks, James. I know texting is probably easier on an iPhone but I do more emailing than texting these days. With my new laptop, I can also Skype or Google Chat with my children. I’m glad you enjoyed the story. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


  3. I’d say if you need a tablet it’s a good consideration. The screens do not shatter. If you drop it a lot you can get a case called an otterbox so it’s essentially unbreakable and waterproof. Great for pictures, photo editing, face timing with family and grandkids, and actually compared to other phones/tablets so much easier to use. My mom agrees as she had a Google phone first and still has trouble but quickly figured out the iPad, but I could help her with it too.
    Just my thoughts. Good writing though πŸ™‚

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