Written for Alastair’s Photo Fiction. Story begins after the photo.
Genre: Speculative Fiction/Historical
Word Count: 150
“Your lodging, sir,” said the driver.
“Oh what a quaint old castle!” Beamed Johnson.
“Yes it is. Only the best for attendees of the seminar.”
“Goodness.” Johnson grinned. “When Google puts on a tech seminar they really go all out.”
The driver looked askance. “I’m not sure what you mean by ‘google’ but yes.”
“Aha, you’re staying in character. I get it. I mean this ornate carriage pulled by an actual horse, and that costume of yours must have cost a pretty penny. Impressive!”
The driver squinted. “Ah yes. The master does equip us well.
“And there was the glowing doorway at the hotel, and outside everything is like a Dickens fair. A fabulous counterpoint for the latest technology we’ll be seeing.”
“I seem to recall this ‘Dickens’ fellow. At any rate, I understand Mr. Michael Faraday has an impressive demonstration of something new.”
“He calls it ‘electricity.’ ”
Author’s note: Michael Faraday is one of the early experimenters with electricity, creating one of the first electric motors. More about him here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Faraday#Electricity_and_magnetism
Each week on Sunday, Alastair Forbes presents a photo of his and encourage us, anyone, to write 150 words or less with the photo as a prompt. Anyone and everyone is invited to join the veritable fountain of creative ideas. Get your writing noticed! The week’s prompt may be found here: http://alastairsphotofiction.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/photo-fiction-sunday-july-14th-2013/