Friday Fictioneers: Watching The World Go By




Watching The World Go By


Every day I sat watching the world go by. People from all backgrounds zooming by me like their lives depended on the speed of getting from place to place in record time. Quite sad really. Here I sit taking the weight off my feet and looking forward to my shift ending when the doors shut and me and the statue can party. Just a plant and a statue dancing to disco tunes. I do love a bit of Donna Summer. We hope no one comes in. It happened with former manager Bill and he has been in hospital ever since.


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28 comments on “Friday Fictioneers: Watching The World Go By

  1. Dear Lisa,

    Interesting plant. If I saw one of mine dancing I might collapse, too.



    (the doors shut and the statue and I…)

  2. shivamt25 says:

    Got reminded of ‘Night at the Museum’. This plant sure loves to party. Interesting take on the prompt.

  3. Iain Kelly says:

    It would put you in the hospital to see that!

  4. Anna Rymer says:

    Ha ha – she is literally β€˜a plant’
    Interesting POV πŸ™‚

  5. I noticed one of my houseplants was facing the wrong way this morning. Now you’ve got me wondering!

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  6. pennygadd51 says:

    Teehee! I love the idea of a disco-dancing statue!

  7. That was such an entertaining read – and I loved the last line!

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  8. The stone-man gets down to Donna Summers. I hope he doesn’t break dance too.

  9. draliman says:

    I wonder what secrets that plant has seen, watching the world go by for so long πŸ™‚

  10. A Night at The Museum! Love it! Dancing with statues indeed… if only! πŸ˜‰

  11. I think there is danger in watching the magic of others… love the thought of Donna Summer

  12. granonine says:

    It would seem museums are stuffy only when live humans are there πŸ™‚

  13. jillyfunnell says:

    Poor old Bill – I really hope they were dancing to Freak Out when they freaked him out.

  14. Jan Morrill says:

    Donna Summer added a bit of sweet nostalgia to this story, along with my own memories of dancing by myself (I’ll not admit to anything else!) Then, your chilling twist at the end. Well done!

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