Thought Processes

The photograph below is from lauramusikanski @ Morguefile and is the subject for this week’s Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.
For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a sculpture showing the hands, shoulders, and head of a woman with a frightened expression on her face. Her hair grows straight above her head like the trunk of a tree and branches out with small, humanoids emerging from the blossoms on the branches.
She had been warned that her thoughts could come back to haunt her.
Many said they could read her like a book, and it was no wonder her mind was in constant chaos forever at loggerheads with itself due to her thought processes.
She so wanted to be everyone’s friend, and in so doing would voice conflicting ideas from one person to the next, totally unaware of potential consequences from the outcome.
The migraines started in her late forties, gradually intensifying until she was sure her head would explode.  She felt she was possessed by demons and aged quickly, never to see retirement.
From the spirals of her mind sprouted confusion and disarray, the buds of new life  twisting and changing as they matured.
Her son had captured her torment perfectly in his statue.

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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12 Responses to Thought Processes

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wow, very powerful

  2. Fandango says:

    I really enjoyed your take on this strange photo. Well done, Di.

  3. murisopsis says:

    I love that her son could see her!

  4. Sadje says:

    Great take Di.

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