Copyright Ted Strutz
Copyright Ted Strutz

Dr. Ricardo Abramowitz, DDS, rather enjoyed the view from his office window. He had long admired the view of the calm water, the prickly pines in the middle ground, and the low-slung mountains beyond. The clutter in the foreground wore on him: the stilted vacation houses, the candy shop, the gawker-laden cruise ships, all of it.

His patient sat up to spit in the small sink, and something caught Dr. Abramowitz’s eye through the glass. It was a girl, young enough to be his granddaughter, sunning herself on a porch.  She was topless, and her impossibly large breasts glistened in the sun.

İAy, ay, ay!” Dr. Ricardo thought.


12 thoughts on “Foregrounding

  1. That’s how to add appeal to the foreground. I loved how you went from lyrical to naughty!

    Greetings from Greece!
    Maria (MM Jaye)

  2. Christi, If she’s sunbathing in the sight of everyone, expecially the doctor, I’d be suspicious. Also, she better be careful. One of the neighbors might complain and she’ll charged with indecent exposure. If she’s under age, her parents will get the heat. Of course, it’s only fiction. I tend to think realistically, but those things would be good complications in a longer story. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

  3. Great story! You have a really interesting imagination to which the “Grandpa Dentist” is flustered, I think, now. Thanks! Nan 🙂

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