Ten Photographs I Wish I Had Taken, Ten Sentences of Mine

1. Before the volcano erupts, we can still play catch on the beach for as long as we feel like it.

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2. In his mind, he is the hero—the cowboy that can defeat all evil enemies.

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3. The ominous electric blue surrounded the fluorescent peak—an icy reminder of the hot monsoon.

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4. The child, unaware of the saline conditions of the aquarium, removed the writhing fish from its artificial home to play Ocean in the bathtub.

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Photograph by Loretta Lux.

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5. The model with the dwarfed limbs and heavy head strolls on her garden runway.

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Photograph by Loretta Lux.

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6. In preparation for the dinner dishes, the pink rubber gloves hang in the sizzling sun, wicking away soapy water and melting into human shapes.

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7. Their mother placed them shoulder to shoulder for a Christmas card, realizing that their uncanny resemblance required no more than one of them for the photograph.

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Photograph by Diane Arbus.

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8. At four thirty in the morning, the audacious young lovers escaped the chase through lower Manhattan on his rickety stolen bicycle.

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Photograph by Daniel Weiss.

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9. Leap frog will still live inside their hearts when these boys grow up, but they will put the game—and their lives—on hold.

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Photograph by Daniel Weiss.

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10. She told her sweet child, “Never be like me.”

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Photograph by Diane Arbus.

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One response to “Ten Photographs I Wish I Had Taken, Ten Sentences of Mine

  1. Cloe you have a way with words. I wonder what would happen though if your sentences didn’t caption your photos so much but were a refelction of the first thing that these photos make think of?

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