What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020

An interesting picture of two worlds from Sadje for her challenge today.

Image Credit- Pixabay- Ariadne-a-mazed

(For visually challenged readers, the image shows a camera capturing the image of a woman in color, while the rest of the image is in black and white. There are lots of tools on the wall behind the camera)

His world was black and white, with varying shades of grey in the corners.
This was his sanctuary, a place where he could dream.
The room was old and musty, graffiti covered walls adorned with tools of an ancient trade.
He would sit for hours waiting for her to come.
The first time had been for mere seconds, a trick of the light as he was setting up the camera or so he thought, but when it happened again, her image became stronger and clearer every time.
No words were ever spoken, her enigmatic smile just visible behind a sheer veil, as if she was a bride about to reveal herself to her beloved.
To him.
He shivered in anticipation.
The timer clicked, and she faded away into her own world, leaving him desolate in his.
Tomorrow, he hoped. Maybe tomorrow she would come to him.
He slept, only to dream of a hand reaching out to touch him, gently nudging him awake.
He opened his eyes and she stood beside him, just as beautiful as he’d imagined.
He was surrounded by light, and when he stood up, he could see beyond the camera into his world, cold and bleak, a huddled shape still and lifeless on the floor.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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17 Responses to What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020

  1. Sadje says:

    This is wonderful story albeit a bit sad. Thanks for joining in the challenge Di. Much obliged

  2. murisopsis says:

    Wow! You really did a great job with this one!

  3. judeitakali says:

    Woah, poignant and beautifully written

  4. Chris Hall says:

    That is so beautifully written.

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  6. -Eugenia says:

    Excellent take on the prompt! Brava!

  7. Carol anne says:

    Brilliant! 🙌💕😘

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