Michael’s Chair (2nd Try)

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

I had always loved the old set and hated to see it go, particularly the chair with Michael’s name carved in the back.  But the ancient card table and four chairs took up too much space after the move.

By the side of the road with a “Free!” sign on them, the set sat there for less than a day.

Except for one chair.

For a month I put the chair out every day it wasn’t snowing, but no luck.

I finally gave up.

Michael, you may be gone, but, for better or worse, your chair is here to stay.


Yes, 2nd story – the first just bugged me too much. I wrote it trying to be silly, but coming back to it I read it as abusive. Not my intention at all! So I am takign it down and putting this in it’s place.

(Edit) – OK, I am putting the first back up as well… I’m sure people know I wouldn’t put something up that made humor of a disability and understand it was just being silly.


word count = 100

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31 thoughts on “Michael’s Chair (2nd Try)

  1. Dale

    The chair (Michael) is definitely getting his way! As he should. Some things just cannot be given away ;-) An excellent second story (very different and just as good as the first.)
    I love how my chair has inspired such a variety of stories.

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  2. msjadeli

    I think anyone can relate to a particular chair or place where a friend, relative, etc. liked to sit. I feel sad nobody wanted Michael’s chair but I do see it as a sign that Michael wasn’t ready to let go.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think Michael had a lot of influence on nobody wanting his chair… We do often identify objects (places, foods, etc.) people use with those people, and those objects (places, foods, etc.) gain a special significance when those people are gone.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I had tried to fit in that the chair just seemed too heavy for some people who wanted it… Or perhaps wouldn’t fold properly. Just couldn’t fit that in the 100 words, so people will just have to wonder if Michael kept others from takign it.

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