The Muscle Machine – 02 March – Sunday Photo Fiction

Sunday is the beginning of another weekly invitation from Alastair to open our imagination and tell the world what we see in his photo prompt. There is always several rich stories that flow from this interesting photographic offering. If you fancy a short adventure add your 200 words or less and join the fray.


The piece of machinery sat in the middle of the space, set apart from the other items included in this estate auction. Hannah and her sisters had no idea what the thing was, let alone what it might have been used for years before. They were all city girls that always had the latest and greatest machines at their fingertips. This contraption looked as foreign to them as a refrigerator must have seemed two hundred years before.

Two older men hovered near the device, but tried not to show too much interest. This was the way the game was played. Too much time would equate to a bidding war with speculators and too much cash to take the gem home.

“My mother had one of these,” one man whispered to the other.

“Me too. It was better than any set of weights in developing my arms and shoulders, although I did not see it that way at the time.”

“Yeah, doing laundry just wasn’t the kind of thing I wanted to do back then.”


About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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2 Responses to The Muscle Machine – 02 March – Sunday Photo Fiction

  1. helenmidgley says:

    I didn’t think men liked doing laundry now either, lol. Good tale 🙂

  2. Al says:

    Heh cool 🙂 I always found it mangled my arms as a kid

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