The Balcony Scene Remembered

It was on a Tuesday when Jim started his job teaching PE at his old high-school, with a side assignment working with the theater class. He would be working with students building the sets for this year’s production.

A month later, the first in-service day, a time for the faculty to work on papers or other projects, when Jim found himself on the subway into downtown Manhattan heading for a theater supply company.

At the shop the proprietor greeted him, “Good afternoon, welcome back.”

Startled with the greeting, Jim asked, “Do I know you?”

“Well, I recognize you from years ago. You and a young girl were in some production, and needed costumes for a balcony scene. In this job you have to remember faces.”

Jim thought for a minute, “Yes, we were. Boy you have a memory. Have you seen her, I haven’t since graduation.”

“Where are you now?” asked the old-timer.

Jim grinned, “I’m at the old school, on far western Long Island.”

“I’ve heard of, Brooklyn,” chuckled the old-timer.

“Well, I’m just getting away from the building and looking for sources for this year’s sets. Just let me browse.”

“Sure,” said the old-timer, “take your time.”


For Sunday Photo Fiction – March 19th 2017 Each week a photo is used, donated by one of the participants of Sunday Photo Fiction, and the idea is to write a story with the photo as a prompt in around 200 words. The photo doesn’t have to be centre stage

This week’s photo is © A Mixed Bag


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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2 Responses to The Balcony Scene Remembered

  1. Steve Lakey says:

    I think there’s a lot happening here off the page. Just what has been remembered? An intriguing story.

  2. Good memory from the old guy. Hope he and the girl get to meet again.

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