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Friday Fictioneers~ Contemplations



He enjoyed this part of the day, alone with his contemplations,
and always stood to the right of the stairs.
It gave his left-hand more visibility waving to other early morning ‘dreamers’.
They were often the same people and all, but one, were also left-handed.

Perhaps, there is some credibility to the theories of left-handedness and its correlation to deep contemplation?
Or, does left-handedness inspire love of solitude?
The ocean; are left-handed people naturally drawn to it?

Presently, a new group of six came down the steps. All of them immediately appeared right-handed.
He waved and wondered why they’d come?

(100 words)
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33 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers~ Contemplations

    1. I didn’t get that feeling at all because he seems to drift wherever a new thought arises. An interesting viewpoint you have! I’ll have to contemplate it. 😉 Thanks.

    1. Wow… the second comment about the man singling people out?
      Not intended and never considered. That subtext assumption is now quite intriguing to me. 😁
      He may have read a Psychology Today article on left-handedness and was testing it? He may have noticed that other left-handed people were regulars and was testing ideas popping into his head? At the end, his hypotheses were challenged by the new group. In my head, he was about to scrap them and became curious about motivations for coming on another level.

  1. I see a man lost in his own thoughts, taking them for granted and then pondering a new element. What will he make of it, I wonder?

  2. Hmm. Thinking of the lefties I know. Surely can’t be lumped into one category or another. Creativity, perhaps, is a common factor.

    I hope all those lefties will make the righties welcome 🙂

  3. They say the left hemisphere of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa, which means left-handed people are dominated by the right side of the brain, which is the creative side of the brain; yet this person has analytical logical left-sided thinking but is also left-handed. And the plot thickens 😉

  4. Dear Susan,

    There are all kinds of theories to contemplate. I myself am a right-brained, righthanded person who loves solitude. Love your lefthanded, contemplative story.



  5. His anecdotal evidence does need a bit more in-depth research. It asks for many more days of ocean-contemplation. Fun story.

  6. This guy needs to stop worrying about theories and start enjoying the scenery! It looks like he’s fallen down a mental rabbit hole.

    1. Thoroughly made up, just sayin’. 🙂
      I’ve heard left-handers are supposed to have a creative edge. I think it’s bunk. I’m right handed by the way. Thanks!

  7. Uh-oh, I’m right-handed but I’ve also been known to engage in deep contemplation. I do think it helps to be different in some way though. Wonder what happens next.

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