Daily Prompt – Clean Slate

Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

Well first of all, there is a bed. The spread looks like it came from Holiday Inn ca. 1970.

endless summer 1On the wall behind the bed there is an Endless Summer movie poster in a frame.I assume that this person likes surfing movies.

Next to the poster is a painting that looks like a Mondrian. It’s obviously a fake. This person must have painted in themselves. I guess they like the De Stijl/Neoplasticism style of art.

Next to the fake Mondrian is van Gogh’s Starry Night. That’s so unoriginal. Almost everybody has that. Anyway, I guess they like van Gogh.

Under the van Gogh is a metal sign that says The Twilight Zone. There is also one over the door. They look cheap. Like they I were purchased at Hobby Lobby for 80% off.

Also, on the same wall is a cool looking clock. Very mid-century. Oval-shaped with mirrored numbers. The time seems to be correct.

On the opposite wall is a big painting. It looks to be 3×5. It’s nothing but a bunch of different colored stripes of various sizes. It fits in well with the rest of the room. It looks like it cost, oh I don’t know, about 140 bucks.

crosleyUnder the striped painting is a table with a big wood box on it. Oh wait, there’s a lid on it. Oh I see, it’s a record player. I also see a portable record player. It’s in a leather case. Next to the portable player are some record albums. A few jazz and one Rolling Stones album. On the other side of the room is a crate with more albums and some 45s. They look old. The first 45 I see is The Last Farewell by Roger Whitaker. Ewww, who even likes that song? I guess this person does.

Against another wall is a tall, narrow table with some candles and incense on it. This person must be a hippie or something. I mean, who burns incense? Get with the times dude. There is also a wax melt burner with some red liquid in it. It smells like roses. Next to that is a candle in a metal jar. It says Wood Shop. It smells like my jr. high school shop class.

Against the last wall there is a dresser. It’s black and looks fairly modern. There is a tv on top of it. The tv actually looks like it’s from this century. There is also a lamp. Next to the dresser is a night stand with yet another lamp. It’s got a glass base with a bunch of potpourri in it. It smells like the ocean. On the other side of the bed is another nightstand. It has a tall lamp on it  It reminds me of Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast. Next to the lamp is a powder blue radio that looks like it came straight out of the 50s. There is an iphone jammed into the top of it. It must be some type of retro style docking station.

wheelsperry dvdOn the other side of the dresser is a trunk. It’s got a bunch of DVDs in it. Magnum pi, Charlies Angels, The Waltons, The Brady Bunch, The Andy Griffith Show, The Twilight Zone, Hawaii Five-O, Gidget (seriously?), Simon and Simon, Perry Mason, and a few other oddball tv shows. There are also a few hardback books. Wheels and Hotel by Arthur Hailey. I guess this person likes potboilers. Those books are pretty good summer reads…if you live in the 70s.

On top of the trunk is a rotary telephone clock. It’s metal. It’s really quite ugly. They probably just bought it on impulse and then didn’t have anywhere to put it, so they just stuck it on top of the trunk. Next to the phone/clock is a vase with more potpourri in it. Seriously, what’s up with all the smells?

Over the trunk, on the wall is a Topps Baseball picture and a Superman plaque. To the right of Superman is a tall floor lamp. It looks like it came from the early 60s. An obvious reproduction.

I see a closet, but I am not even going to open it. No telling what’s in there.

I can’t really figure out how old this person is. Parts of the room scream 12 year old boy and other parts suggest old lady. Idk.



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2 replies

  1. Enjoyed reading your post. Could relate to a lot of the what in your room as well as to the who lives in the room. Marianne


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