Picture it & write – No, it didn’t happen!
Ermilia’s Picture it & write (Sunday 04 November 2012)
‘Picture it & write’ hosted by Ermilia (Ermisenda and Elizabeth) who invite others to join them by writing a fictional story or poem to accompany an image presented on their blog.
I have not done any of Picture it & Write challenges and most likely will not do one again. However, this particular picture spoke to me and I ended up thinking about it for a while. As it still has not left my mind, I owe myself at least a try to put down into words what I see.
It was raining. The darkness had crawled into corners of the room and was staring at her. She could feel her shaking hands trying to hold onto her knees but no matter how hard she tried, she could not stop shaking.
She couldn’t breathe. She was thinking. Did I close the window? I think we are out dish soap…I wish…. I am so dirty…I need to take a bath but then it will be all around me. It will suffocate me .
She kept looking at that smudge on the wall or was that her face print? Whispering was getting so laud and what if others will hear it? Oh, wait, those were her own thoughts. There is something I need to do, she said. Shhhh…don’t speak, she covered her own mouth. Don’t!
I am invisible, she thought to herself. No one can see me. Why can’t I just close my eyes and disappear? Nobody will notice. If I go, it also goes, and that means it didn’t happen.