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 Category:  Humor Fiction
  Posted: March 23, 2020      Views: 22

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ELIZABETH EMERALD 

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"Home Movies" by Elizabeth Emerald



Thank you, Sandra! The perfect birthday gift: Our home movies, converted to DVD. The old projector has long since bit the dust it had been buried under these past 25 years; the movies had thus been rendered moot--mute to boot. Until now.

Can't wait to see these! There was a great one that I took of the kids getting ready for the first day of school.Priceless. Their little faces, so eager; I can see them vividly.Not sure of the year; probably mid-1980's. Sandra and Tommy would have been going into second...? maybe third...? grade.

Here it comes! My voice-over: First day of school, September, 1994.

Ninety-four! I could have sworn it was in the eighties. Surely I was a bit camera-shy, even as narrator; perhaps I had mis-spoken?

Nope. Clearly, Tommy and Sandra are teenagers. Fifteen, they'd have been, in '94; certainly not six or seven, as I'd recalled them. Still, I remember how excited they were, bustling about, waving at the camera, making cute smiley faces.

What's this? Everything went dark. Sandra is waving so frantically that she must have been too close to the lens and...Wait, she's gripping the lens, covering it. OK, all clear now, she's backed off, now I can see her...She sure looks excited all right...only, not the way I'd pictured it. More like...stressed. Pissed.

Hereeeere's Tommy! Close up. Whoa! Too close. Face mashed against the lens, now pulling back, still contorted though... here comes the big wave...

...Yes, indeed: big, big wave. Such enthusiasm--and all in a single finger.

Author Notes
Thanks to Joelgrapuchin for the artwork: Fun with fractal 140616

This piece was inspired by a friend's heartwarming reminiscences of his young family. When his home movies were rendered viewable on DVD, he got quite an awakening, though not quite so rude a one as I detail!
Pays one point and 2 member cents. Artwork by Joelgraphuchin at FanArtReview.com

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