Photo Copyright: Al Forbes
This story was written for 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.
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Genre: Humor Fiction
Word Count: 200 Words
WHY I DON’T WANT AN IPHONE by P.S. Joshi
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.
- I drop things. You drop an iPhone and the screen breaks.
- I already have one computer so I don’t need another one. I’d need a magnifying glass to work on an iPhone.
- I like “easy” and my little cell phone is easy to use.
- I sometimes lose things. If I lost an expensive iPhone I’d have trouble forgiving myself.
- People borrow my stuff and sometimes don’t return it. No one wants to borrow my cell.
- I’m almost perfect and not buying an iPhone gives you something to complain about.
- When my cell wears out I don’t have to go broke buying a new one.
- No one bothers to steal my cell phone. You had an iPhone stolen a month ago, didn’t you?
- 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.