Close your eyes.
What do you see?
Do you see me?
Snapshots. A picture in a frame.
Do you see our life? A life? Any sign of life?
Do those snapshots add up to anything? Does it mean anything?
I see you. You, with those dark brown eyes. You, with that pale skin. You, with that smile.
I see your story. Our story. Our life.
I see it all and I see nothing at all.
Emptiness. As you fade away.
Open my eyes. Where did you go?
A busy street. A shop window. Hustle and bustle.
Blindness. I face it alone.
Written for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
After a break from the Friday Fictioneers Fun, it’s great to be participating again, and to see, and read, so many familiar faces. I hope everyone is well and I hope to be back on a more regular basis in the months ahead. The summer wasn’t all rest and relaxation though, as I finished my next novel and am delighted to have signed a contract to publish it with The Book Guild Ltd. You can read more about ‘The Barra Boy’ HERE, and look out for publication in Summer 2022.