Friday Fictioneers : The scribble of her mind

PHOTO PROMPT © Claire Sheldon


 

Afterwards, Peter sat on the edge of their bed, staring at the desk, the spot on the corner of the room Danielle had commandeered as an office after her redundancy.

‘A new start,’ she’d said, ‘working for myself. About time.’

It’s only now he sees the cup of straightened paper clips, reams of unintelligible notes, the writing spilling onto the wood, the scribble of her mind.

‘Time away,’ the doctor had said, gaze dropping from desk to bed to floor. ‘That’s all she needs.’

The hospital form shimmers in Peter’s hand, his own guilty signature blotched with tears.

 


Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Field’s Friday Fictioneers. See the prompt picture and write a tale. Go here to join in.

That’s it from me for a while – no internet for two weeks. I hope to be back by the end of the month, so happy scribbling all!

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63 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers : The scribble of her mind

    1. Ah, Dale, thanks so much for such a lovely comment. Sorry for the late reply – had a two week enforced sabbatical as we lost our internet for a while. Thanks again for the kind words

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  1. Terrifying story. This one trembles on the edge. Well done for the way you used the prompt photo. All I saw in it was a cup full of steel hair clippings from an android. Somehow, it wouldn’t resolve itself into a story…

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    1. I confess to not finding it the easiest photo prompt – but then I’m always going to be more inspired by a ruined castle or a windswept coastline or a dark alleyway – that’s just the way my mind works 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Gabi. I have a friend who has been through this, had to sign the papers on a relative several times. She has to be hard each time, knowing the person hates her for it, knowing it’s the right thing to do. Very tough. Thank you so much for reading

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    1. Sounds like a wonderful collection, thanks for the link Pola. And thanks for reading the last Friday Fictioneers – had two weeks away with no internet, now back and raring to go! Hope all’s well with you

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    1. Ah, thank you Kelly – that’s so lovely of you to say so. Back, finally after two weeks off, so nice to reconnect with people and with yourself! Hope you’ve had a good couple of weeks

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