Sunday Photo Fiction – June 25th 2017

Thought provoking image this week. Love it! Image © Eric Wicklund

You can check out the challenge, 200 words or less, here.

I was sleeping and when I awoke, the darkness didn’t lift.
(I’ve) I’d been lying here for some considerable time, broken and damaged.
Unable to see the sun rise or set, blind to shadows passing the hours as the sun made its journey across the sky, I had no sense of time.
It was strange, feeling warmth on my body, hearing sounds around me, not knowing their ages, species or sex.

Recently I heard footsteps, and a Voice.
It sounded young, childlike, excited.
The object of the excitement was apparently me as I was gently touched.

I looked forward to hearing this Voice. It would come and go, perhaps day to day.
I felt things being moved, replaced, rearranged, all totally painless.
I had no need for food, but when I felt the coolness of water upon me, I relished the reviving power it provided.
I felt something placed in my empty socket.
‘There,’ said the Voice. ‘It may not be exactly right, but I’ve made your eye complete.’
I focused, and standing before me was a creature I would normally have devoured.
I could not do it and chose to remain her deadwood sculpture.

(194 words)

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – June 25th 2017

  1. James says:

    Still trying to figure out what sort of creature is speaking, but it’s a fascinating tale.

    • It was a toss up between a snake or a dragon as the image looked ‘reptilian’ to me, so I thought I’d leave it open to the reader’s interpretation or imagination. Didn’t want to spoil it with a naff ending!

  2. michael1148humphris says:

    Lovely interpretation of the prompt. I enjoyed reading this.

  3. ceayr says:

    I quite liked this, but I struggled with the tense, as there seems to be some confusion in the second line.
    I feel it would work better in the present tense.

  4. I love this. I saw it as a dragon or something something similar.

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