#writephoto – Lanternlight


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glaston6-024Sue Vincent has come up with another beautiful image for her latest #writephoto prompt, and my response is the next part to the story I started for another prompt, Sacha Black’s 52 Words in 52 Weeks. And here it is:
Later I sat and pondered his words. Alone in a dark corner, rainbow light from the old windows painting the walls. Across the room the bar and patrons were all light and noise, but I sat separate from it all, the colours camouflage enough.
I did like lost things. Although I didn’t think of them that way. To me they were treasure, holding stories like faint fingerprints, reminders of owners past. Sometimes, if I closed my eyes and it was quiet enough, I could almost hear them talking, smell the disappeared world they’d inhabited.
But the man in the junk shop had shaken me. Made me question why I was so drawn to the detritus of the past. Was the fact that they were lost things speaking to something in me, a space for a missing piece I hadn’t even realised was gone?
Am I lost? I thought, my hands curving around my glass. If I am, who will find me?
And, do I want to be found?


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0 responses to “#writephoto – Lanternlight”

  1. TanGental says:

    Yeah I like that. I like that very much; the junk shop owner, just the hint of a menace in his questioning undermining the speaker, neat.

  2. I like this one. Something about it lets me buy into the character right away.

  3. quillella says:

    I like the aura of mystery you managed to create, although I may be a bit biased because detritus is one of my favourite words; so as soon as I saw it, I fell in love with your writing 😀 Still, the short story was beautiful!

  4. Sue Vincent says:

    I really like this, Helen…especially as I ‘know’ just which shop the character might have been in before sitting here with the glass 🙂

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  6. Sacha Black says:

    Is this part of the Grove? cause if it isn’t you need to keep going with this one.

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