Just a drop!


“I want you to change”, he said.

“Nothing is wrong with me”, she said.

“You’re being too sensitive”, he said.

“This is a natural normal reaction”, she said.

“You are being too defensive”, he said.

“Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. It’s the law of nature”, she said.

“It’s a bit over the top. Look at all the cascading drama you create for just a drop, he said.

“Stop looking at me with a nano camera“, she said.

Some days she steams. Some days she doesn’t react… Just gives him a cold shoulder or a icy stare.

———————————————The End ——————————-

There is a link to a you-tube videos below that explains the “cascading drama.. for just a drop” and “a nano camera” references:




With a Blog titled “Roots and Water” no one should be surprised by my allegories using my favourite element element on earth: water

The above 100 word story is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Field each week. PHOTO PROMPT – © Douglas M. MacIlroy

Click on the ‘blue frog’  below to read other amazing takes, that fellow Friday Fictioneers have, on the same photo prompt.


29 responses to “Just a drop!

  1. Made more sense after I saw the cool videos. Thanks. They were great.
    I also saw two milk drops and the 6 foot balloon. Fun


  2. Growing up in a town that boasted one of the first seven Ominmax theaters, I garnered an appreciation for great nature footage early in life. Shrinking violets don’t tend to like having their photos taken though.



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  3. Ah, we all want to change our other (wrong) half.
    Great metaphor here and a couple of interesting videos.


  4. nice take on the prompt. at least, they keep the flow of conversation going. the hardest part is dealing with indifference.


  5. You put a lot of work into this. Well done.


  6. Sounds like a typical man/woman conversation 🙂


  7. Maybe he should try to change, that’s not really something you demand of other people. Great water allegory, water is one of the greatest tools for change, too. And the videos are fun.


  8. Very imaginative.. and what cool movies (the discovery one I couldn’t see here)…


    • Thank Bjorn. The discovery video seems to have been temporarily unavailable ..it was a shorter/clearer version than the other videos showing the water drop bouncing off the surface of water in a cascade effect.


  9. Nice one, great idea bringing in elements of science to the dialogue between them. The science of relationships explained 🙂


  10. Fascinating science and a very entertaining story. I like your characters’ voices. Thank you for the videos.


  11. The dialogue sounds very typical of man and woman. Who needs to change?
    Nature is enchanting and there will never be an end to it. Enjoyed the videos. They were fun, Ansumani. Thanks for sharing. 🙂


  12. Clever stuff, although I didn’t quite get what was going on until I watched the videos. I agree with others that the dialogue sounds like typical male and female banter.


  13. I read that men marry women thinking they’ll never change, and they always do. And women marry men thinking the man will change, and they don’t.
    Loved the back & forth dialogue.

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  14. I understood your story better also after I saw the films, Ansumani. Really interesting. Very intelligent little droplet. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne


  15. Definitely male-female dialogue going on here, and the videos are great. Getting anyone to change, man or woman, isn’t ever going to be easy. Well done with the closing sentences, too. 🙂


    • You’re right changing someone is not easy…the dialogues can be reversed with the female asking the male to change..it’s more a personality issue than male/female expectations on change. Thanks for your comments 🙂


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