1745 – Suburban War

Nobody had noticed. He drove away and parked the car in the backyard of some empty, rundown factory. There he waited until the phone call came. He didn’t recognize the voice, but that was OK. It was not his job to know those people. It was his only job to sit there, wait for the signal, enter the code and push the button. That’s what he did.

He watched the flash, waited for the thunder, and then he started the car, turned around and drove away.

The Song of the Day is “Suburban War” from the 2010 Arcade Fire album “The Suburbs”. Hear it on YouTube.

4 thoughts on “1745 – Suburban War”

  1. The combination of the story with the shot is what will stay in my mind for a while. I love this kind of story telling… very suggestive. Nice!


    1. I probably shouldn’t tell you, but the real story goes like this:

      This is the warehouse of an electronics discount where I had just fetched the cooking plate for our new kitchen. While trying to find out if our carpenter was at home, so that I could deliver the cooking plate directly to him, I had to wait for a phone call. I used this time to make some images.

      Later, while processing this image, I had already decided for B&W. I still felt the need for some drama though. There was a bright spot in the clouds directly above the roof, looking as if the sun came through, but given the shadows, this could impossibly be the sun. Could be an explosion though 😀

  2. You’re right, you shouldn’t have told me.

    But I was quite sure, the “real” story is different from the one you wrote first. I honestly think the concept of “real stories” is fake and so I like any story that sparks ideas…


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