For today’s prompt (from mindlovemisery’s menagerie) choose a quote from Oscar Wilde for your inspiration. . . . Oscar Wilde is known for his witty and thought-provoking quotes so try to include an element of humor/sarcasm/absurdity into your work.
“And, it seems to me, you lived your life like a candle in the wind. . . Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did.” Elton John and Bernie Taupin (original lyrics).
“I can’t choose. Which one?”
I barely looked up a my roommate. Such queries usually meant she was holding up two tops or pairs of jeans, or deciding who to go clubbing with.
But, she was speaking to her ipad, not to me. (She thought of such devices as more than inanimate objects. After all, they could talk to you).
Saturday night: 2 big concerts; #nuclub; at least 3 parties; and whatever else kept her out. But, there she sat, head resting on intertwined hands when she wasn’t scrolling.
I had to find out what on the ipad beat out Saturday night. I looked over her shoulder – she was reading Oscar Wilde quotes. Some hot guy must be an intellectual. Guess that’s not quite an oxymoron in her world.
“Choose?” I asked.
“Yeah, I gotta pick a quote by Oscar Wilde that inspires me, and I can’t decide. Have you heard about him? Thought he’d be one of those #DWG. Like he wrote this amazing stuff hundreds of years ago. Even went to jail for his conviction.”
I asked, “So which ones have you narrowed it down to?”
I pulled a chair over to her desk. “Pick a topic . . .”
Thus began #owsatnite@8*
* not really a link