Selfies With New Phone

firstpicHere’s the first picture I took with my new camera phone.

Pretty sad, eh? The second picture was of my finger, which I have redacted.

So I turned the lens away from myself (always a good idea) and took this. The big thing hanging off my shadow’s arm is not, believe it or not, my purse; it’s a sack o’ stuff I was taking to Mom’s.

It’s a picture of my shadow self. Is it Jungians who’ll get that pitiful joke or Freudians? Jungians, I think.

shadowselfieANYWAY, after that, I took this picture of the shelf in our vestibule, with statues of a kitchen witch, two BVMs and The Handsome Monkey King. Also: a snowman and a winter angel given to me by my Pal Pat Stackhouse.

selfiewshelfierSlowly but surely, I’m getting the hang of this thing. I think.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character sees something unexpected in a mirror.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Selfies With New Phone

  1. jane

    January 16, 2014 at 9:46am

    Good fun. Cute, I mean, artsy photos.
    Annie Leibowitz, step aside. Right now. C’mon.

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  2. Holly Jahangiri

    January 16, 2014 at 7:53pm

    Oh, I like those last two! 😉 Yeah, I have my own copies of the first one. Only difference? Bigger thighs.

    They need to make a selfie cam, where the front facing camera IS the high-quality one.

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      Marian Allen

      January 16, 2014 at 8:04pm

      Hey, I like that idea! I don’t even have a flash on my selfie-cam. Cray-cray!

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  3. Holly Jahangiri

    January 16, 2014 at 8:06pm

    Oh, I love my Nokia Lumia 810. Hardly use a real camera these days. But sometimes, I do wish I could swap front for back and back for front.

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      Marian Allen

      January 16, 2014 at 10:39pm

      I hear ya! I tried to get my husband to take my pic with the phone, and he couldn’t get it to take. It does take a very specific and particular touch. Makes me miss having a mechanical button to press.

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  4. Jo

    January 16, 2014 at 11:44pm

    Cool! The first scribbler selfies I’ve seen – where’s the thumb one then? 😀

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      Marian Allen

      January 17, 2014 at 9:49am

      I deleted it. I figured the world didn’t need another picture of a klutz’s thumb. lol

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