Sometimes the answer to the photo prompt riddle comes straight away. This is for Sonya’s Three Line Tales prompt.
photo by Klaas via Unspalsh
Silence fell; the telephone finally stopped its dumb-mutt belling and the typewriter its clattering.
The angle poise bent from its superior height and superior design and addressed the typewriter, “If you can’t keep that thing under control, it will be disconnected, and you can take it with you to the scrap heap.”
The typewriter said nothing, but typed out a reply only the angle poise could see—Don’t mention scrap heaps or you’ll set it off again; it doesn’t know that of the three of us, it’s the only one with no retro appeal whatsoever.”