Photo Challenge #420

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WARNING: a dark response to the prompt.

The streets were deserted, but at every corner and turn she heard voices.
Laughter echoed down alleys, but when she looked there was nothing. No-one.
She felt she was going mad. The voices were in her head, teasing and tormenting her.
No-one believed her and none would listen.
She held her head in her hands, mentally screaming at them to stop until finally she could bear it no more and threw herself against a shop display window.
The glass shattered and the voices stopped.
She was miraculously unharmed and stood, picking the broken shards from her clothes.
She looked down at the pavement and saw reflections in a small puddle of a couple laughing and joking, but when she turned, her reality was different and she was totally alone in a world of silence.
She had passed through the barriers of sanity and left hers on the other side.

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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16 Responses to Photo Challenge #420

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Extremely powerful, you’ve really caught the moment of reality splintering

  2. Carol anne says:

    this is awesome Di! I loved it! ❤

  3. Fandango says:

    Wow. Very imaginative, Di.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Indeed a strong piece! I like it!

  5. murisopsis says:

    Wow. Very dark but also very ingenious use of the prompt!!

  6. Brilliantly written, Di…

  7. Debi says:

    Dark, yes, but a satisfying read. Your last sentence is perfect.

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Wow Di that’s brilliant 💜

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