Click! — a short story from the nobel art of capturing a group of strange grinning humans

Sir!

Who?

You!

Yes, you there!

Me?

No not you!

Him!

One step to the left, please.

Yes.

Don’t move.

Let me see.

Woman in the yellow dress,

Me?

No, is that yellow?

O, she there?

He’s talking to you!

Who?

He of course!

What?

A bit lower, please.

Not like that.

Through your knees.

Like this?

A bit less.

Less.

Less.

Too much.

A bit down.

Yes.

Everybody!

Look here.

Where?

Here!

To the lens.

Wait,

You, with the red scarf.

Yes.

You’re outside the frame.

One small step left, please.

That’s too much.

A bit back.

Like this?

A bit less.

Yes.

Stop.

That’s where I stood!

Sssst.

Almost guys.

And girls!

He you there!

Kid!

In the front.

Is he talking to you?

To me?

Who?

He!

Listen.

Sssst.

Shut up, I can’t hear him.

Go stand closer to your friend.

He’s not my friend.

What?

Shut up,

You shut up!

Kids.

KIDS!

STOP!

Last warning!

Please, sir!

Don’t move.

Okay everyone.

We’re almost there.

On the count of three.

Backward or forward?

Shut up!

Sssst.

Look at the lens.

Lens?

Here!

Don’t forget to smile!

One.

Two.

Wait!

You!

Who?

You there.

With the grey sweater.

Look here.

One more time.

One.

Two.

Wait!

Something in my eye!

Oke, folks.

One more time!

One.

Two.

Click!

I didn't smile!

Me neither!

After tree right?

Easy everyone.

One more try!

One.

Two.


A short story by Martijn Droger.

Thank you for being my audience.