Turn From Nothing
A vast expanse of unknowable darkness.
I saw it. My feet may have even dangled towards its embrace. Tiny shards, the whole of my heart broken long ago, tumbled easily down the well. Perhaps I should have grasped for them. Perhaps they will in their journey sprout to new life, inspire some other better love. Perhaps I will heal.
It saw me. The empty place took note of my frail existence. There may have been some laughter, or perhaps there is just a perpetual breeze in such a place. Tendrils of peril and loss crept forward, or was it backward? I can't say if I was falling up or down, turning left or right.
An uncountable sea of possibilities.
I saw it. One of those turns, or a flip, brought me round, away from the nothing. Just enough sparkle winked from the chaos to snag my attention, a fish on a line. All but limp, I allowed myself to drift back to the world. It would be okay. Things might happen.
In the end, I still knew where the nothing was.
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Comments (4 so far!)
Average reader rating 5.00/5
1. Love the profile sentence.
2. Great capture of the limp way a person decides to sigh and watch for hope. "Things might happen".
3. question: did you mean 'see' or 'sea'?
- #509 Posted 5 years ago
Welcome, THX! Good to see a familiar face.
I love the laughter/breeze line.
- #512 Posted 5 years ago
I shouted for joy when I saw your moniker. If you don't believe me, I have several witnesses. You are very welcome. Everyone else has heard me promise challenges, but they are on the way. Really.
Anyway. The story. I get the sense that the abyss is looking back and it seems to be hungry. But is our protagonist fortunate to have escaped its maw?
Great suspense, dripping with questions.
- #518 Posted 5 years ago
This is the perfect collaborative fiction--haunting, and wide open to interpretation. This could go any number of ways.
- #1770 Posted 3 years ago
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