Sunday Photo Fiction: Space Oddities #amwriting #flashfiction #music 

Thanks to Alastair Forbes for hosting SPF.


Credit: A Mixed Bag

“Ground control to Major Tom.” 

“Wow, Dad. Look at that space suit. I want to wear it,” William said to Ben.

“Uh, no. Not happening.”

“This is major Tom to ground control / I’m stepping through the door/ [and] I’m floating in the most peculiar way.”

Take the headphones from your ears and listen to your son,” Violet chided.

“I’m listening to William. He wants to wear the space suit and I said he can’t. What else can I say?” Ben asked. 

“Just stop listening to your iPhone and be present,” Violet said rolling her eyes.

“But I have to finish this song. It’s a classic –the theme song to this museum moment.”

“What song Dad?” William asked curious. 

“David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity.”

“Oh, I love that song, turn it up. Take the headphones out,” Violet said. William nodded in agreement. 

They chuckled before singing out loud: “For here am I sitting in a tin can / [far] above the world / [planet] earth is blue / [and] there’s nothing I can do . . .” until they reached the end of the song. 

When they had finished the three of them looked up surprised to have everyone present at the museum’s space exhibit applauding their singing. 


“Space Oddity” – David Bowie


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9 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: Space Oddities #amwriting #flashfiction #music 

  1. Lisa Lancaster March 15, 2017 / 1:26 am

    I was listening to the classical version of Major Tom last night. This made me laugh.

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  2. Iain Kelly March 15, 2017 / 8:15 am

    Excellent. Love them being so lost in the moment they don’t notice everyone stopping to listen 🙂

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  3. Sunday Fiction March 19, 2017 / 8:00 am

    That song always brings a tear to my eye now since Bowie died. One of my utmost favourites of his.

    A great story. Love the applause at the end

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    • mandibelle16 March 19, 2017 / 3:24 pm

      Thanks so much Al. I know I’ve been listening to more of his music and often I discover songs I’ve heard often through your my life, were songs he sang and I didn’t even know it. I love this one. My fav was when Canadian Astronaut Chris Hatfield sang it when he was aboard the space station a couple of years ago. He had a great voice too!

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      • Sunday Fiction March 19, 2017 / 5:10 pm

        He did sing it well. I think that has been removed from YouTube now as well due to ciopyright. They only allowed it there for a year.

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