Every week, writers come together on the Friday Fictioneer site at https://rochellewisoff.com. The goal is to use a photo prompt to write a complete story, poem or prose in 100 words or less and to share the work with other writers.
Thank you to Rochelle for organising this great challenge.
Sorry Fictioneers, I’ve written another dark one. I’m working hard to try to introduce some humour to the novel I am writing but this photo reminds me of the chaos that exists in people’s minds and that led me to the dark side once again.
PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
Lucinda stares at the ceiling but he knows that she doesn’t see the white paint. Her mind is full of images that don’t exist. The medics are confused and one mentioned effects of the virus.
Lucinda’s ramblings are incomprehensible to most. Bertie holds her hand while she speaks of dark spirits and strangers and pain. Her memories.
A nurse comes in to the room.
‘It’s the end of visiting time Mr. Davis.’
He smiles and thanks her and leans over his wife, squeezes her arm, leaving imprints of his fingers. Then, he kisses her cheek.
‘I’ll be waiting,’ he whispers.