With Time and Quiet….

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Copyright –Douglas M. MacIlroy

“Apple was founded in a garage.”

She frowned.  Bits of metal and paper mâché were scattered haphazardly around.  There were piles of junk thrown hither and yon.  The only technology, his laptop, was open to a romantic poetry blog.

“You are no Steve Jobs, let me tell you!”  She shook her head.  “I’m leaving.”

He shrugged and continued to putter.

Three years later she was shaking her head at his image again.  This time it wasn’t in person, it was on the cover of a magazine. Gavin had just been awarded Time’s “Person of the Year” for his ground-breaking invention.

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Word count = 100

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.  This week’s prompt is here and uses a photo © Douglas M. MacIlroy.  Read more or join in by following the InLinkz “linky“.

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This can be read as a continuation of Rochelle’s story….

31 thoughts on “With Time and Quiet….

  1. 4963andypop

    I thought there was a rule that forbade women from complaining about
    “Man-caves.” :) Every person, creative or not, is better off with a few (hundred) square feet to call their own. The marriage might be better off, too. Too bad she couldnt put up with it.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I thought there was that rule as well. Yes, creative people do need a space to call their own, someplace where they can be free to be themselves. She couln’t see it, so too bad for her…

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  2. jillyfunnell

    The creative side of trying to make something all your own is the part many successful and not-so-successful people will remember with pleasure. Like writing, it’s the doing of it that matters. Success is a bonus and welcome, of course.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I agree. Most of us will never become rich or famous perusing our creative endeavors, but we still do because of the inner rewards. It is something a creative’s spouse/partner needs to understand, and which the woman in the story clearly missed…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      A lot of guys tinker in their garages without coming out with anything earth-shattering, but you never know who that one in a million person will be. And exactly – he was no Steve Jobs, but was himself, and that’s what mattered in the end.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Typically a spouse or partner will put up with those little quirks even if they don’t understand, so I think her not even trying to understand is what makes it all right that she wasn’t there when he succeeded. Thanks!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Typically spouses and partners do humour those little quibbles and quirks, so it is totally her fault if she missed out. And, hey!, you are commenting on this post – thanks for the heads up about it not working.

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