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Standing Out – Friday Fictioneers

Apologies ahead of time for this week’s submission.  I am sick like a dog:  At worst, food poisoning, at best, stomach flu. Either way, the results are the same.  In between bedrest and attempts at not getting dehydrated, this is the best I could come up with!

Thank you always to Rochelle for hosting this shindig and this week, thank you to Sandra Crook for supplying this lovely photo.

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Word Count: 100

Genre:  Fiction

Standing Out

It never failed.  Every time the trio got together, two were dressed in black or variations of grey and one was all colourful.  She couldn’t help herself and she didn’t do it to stand out.  She was the flower amidst the greys of the world!

Over the years she noticed that in group pictures, there she was, standing out again:  pink, yellow, orange, bright blue. Why was that?  Did she subconsciously do it?  It’s not like she didn’t have dark colours in her closet.

That said, there was not a gathering was she not invited to.  Apparently colour is good.


84 thoughts on “Standing Out – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Chère Dale,

    Some people stand out in a crowd in a good way. I suspect your MC is that kind of girl. Sort of like wearing purple Chucks with hot pink laces. 😉 Good story but sorry you’re not feeling well.



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  2. Personally, I never cared all that much for black & gray. As Mark Twain said, they look like a bunch of old crows (or buzzards), which is why he was fond of wearing white. I like bright colors and don’t mind standing out. Besides, it gives others something to talk about. 🙂

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  3. This is a lovely story, she’s standing out in a good way. I would make you a nice cup of chamomile or peppermint tea if I could. Only thing I can drink when I am affected by these horrid stomach viruses.


  4. Oh, How we need color! Until recently, orange was a favorite… not for a while now. I like the turn you took here with the photo. You did a great job of pulling out the color play, despite not feeling well. Hope you’ve improved and are up and around soon, Dale! xo

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  5. Hoping there’s color back in your cheeks soon! I’m drawn to saturated colors, mostly purple and red. Now that’s a combo in the garden that I truly love, but in my wardrobe, not so much. Nice writing.

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  6. That literary Muse is obviously not sick; only her host body is! See how she dragged you from your sickbed to write a colourful and upbeat story! I rather like bright colours, especially red and violet, although not worn together.
    I hope you’re feeling much better. Flu stinks. I had it about two months ago. Have finally picked myself up with Krill and Bach Flower remedies.


  7. I’m cheering for your MC. Colour is what we need. I can’t understand the leaning toward black and dark colours in winter especially. Well told. And I’m glad you’re feeling better.

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