Friday, March 28, 2014

“Companion”


Mr. Tom was known to mumble softly most of the time. If asked what he said, he would quietly reply that he was talking to himself.

Sometimes people would ask him to repeat himself, but he just shrugged his shoulders. He would often slowly shake his head in response to questions. 

If pursued,  Mr. Tom would finally say, “I talk to myself because I am the most prudent man I know.”

Story: McGuffy Ann Morris
Photo: Photobucket

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Word Prompt: Companion

34 comments:

  1. Sad and amusing all in the same piece. A really interesting piece.

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    1. Thank you. I admit, it is based on my great-grandfather.

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  2. Ha.. wonderful.. many a times, i talk to myself, to the amusement of my husband, but i always feel that i am my own friend as well as critic!!

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    1. I understand. I know that I am my own worst critic. You are good, though!!

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  3. Could relate to that as sometimes I do the same :) Simple yet thoughtful piece of work .

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  4. He may well be right ... look around you :) Maybe we all should talk to ourselves more ... but then there is never a chance of learning something new. Then again, we could avoid hearing what we hear that upsets us. Certainly gets me thinking :) As always, great job, McGuffy...

    Andra @ From the Sol

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    1. Questions can be a good way to learn, as long as they are not invasive or inappropriate. However, never say never! I read to learn. I listen to learn. Growing up down South, I was taught if my mouth is open I am not learning. I am glad I made you think!

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  5. I know somebody who liked to talk to himself a lot...actually I know quite a few! Sadly I don't think hardly any of them believe in the words they say. I like it though! :)

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    1. You never really know what goes on in someone else's mind. It is one of the greatest mysteries of life.

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  6. I am easy. What you see is really what you get. ;-) xo

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    1. I am, too. I believe some people are just quiet because they feel this way. I can respect that, too.

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  7. Exactly! You must talk to yourself at least once a day to make sure you have at least one good conversation. At least, that's my excuse.

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  8. This is lovely. I am often my own best companion. :)

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  9. It's beautiful...simple...lovely!

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  10. I talk to myself on occasion, and sometimes I even answer myself.

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  11. I like Mr. Tom's thinking.

    I rarely talk to myself but often have conversations with the cats. :)

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    1. Well, don't we all talk to our critters?! *wink*

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  12. Sorry I've been missing again. Love your story, and M talks to herself a lot. Errr, wait a minute, maybe she talks to me.

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  13. I do talk to myself. I give myself good company! :)
    Mr.Tom has a real undying love-affair as he talks to himself & is two-in-one- both the speaker & the listener...

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    1. That is exactly what my great-grandfather said when he did it!!

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  14. I do this too :D Talking to myself ;) Nice one :)

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    1. Thank you, Swathi. I appreciate your thoughts!

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  15. Good story. I related to it as my Tom is a huge mumbler. Unfortunately, he is talking to me when he does it. I don't remember when the habit started, but it drives me bonkers. Hugs, Janet

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  16. It's a sad state of affairs when the only person someone has to talk to or have them listen to his rhetoric is themselves. QUITE POIGNANT and unfortunately true many times. Great twist on the prompt word.

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