I can only see one colour.

Of all the colours I would have chosen to see the world in, this wouldn’t be it.

It’s not red: filled with passion, love, lust or danger.

It’s not yellow: warm, welcoming, bursting with life.

It’s not blue: cool, calm, serene.

No, it’s grey. Dull, drab, neutral, washed-out grey.

That’s the monochromatic scale I view the world through.

But at least there are shades within that grey, nuances and variations, light and dark.

There are some who are cursed far worse than I.

They can see all the colours of the rainbow in all their glory.

Yet they choose to see the world and everything in it as only black and white.

Copyright Sue Vincent

This is a response to the #writephoto Prompt – Monochrome curated over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Click on the link to read other stories inspired by the image.

25 responses to “COLOURBLIND”

  1. How right you are. A great write up

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      1. You’re welcome 😊

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  2. Fantastic short price here my friend – I thought maybe the ending would connect to being physically blind – but then those who can see but have those limits from bias or ignorance or stunted growth.
    If your book “a justified state” is anything like your shirt fiction pieces – I think I would enjoy checking it out this summer –

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    1. Dare I say it, I think it is better than my short pieces?! I’ll let you decide. Do let me know what you think once you’ve read it, either on here or with a quick review – always interested to hear what people think, especially as I’m writing the sequel just now 🙂

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  3. This is wonderfully written! So good!

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    1. Thank you so much Joy 🙂


      1. You are very welcome Iain!

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    1. Thank you so much Sue 🙂


  4. This is great Iain. A terrific take.

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  5. How insightful. I actually think I’d get a headache looking at that house too long though.

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    1. It certainly has some issues with spatial patterning 🙂

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  6. Some people just don’t see, no matter what colour life throws at them…

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    1. Unfortunately not. Thanks for the reblog 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome. 🙂

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