Wake up.

I became aware of the frown on my face as soon as I gained consciousness. A radiant ray glistened from the window across my left eye. It narrowed the pupil and created warmth in a strip along my skin. The sunlight was headache inducing.

Dusty particles pirouetted across the beam, vanishing as soon as they crossed to the other side. I took a deep breath and a pungent stench attacked my insides. I opened my mouth to avoid it, but the smell enveloped my lungs after clinging to the back of my throat.

I tried to stand. My legs weren’t listening, they stayed heavy on the floor. As I shifted my head away from the sunlight the rest of the room became clear.

I was just one of many.

Rows and rows of them and the only one moving was me.



38 Comment

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  2. Definitely a sensory oriented piece!

  3. […] literary lion prompt: morning […]

  4. Wow, this is incredibly powerful, disturbing and haunting and I love the way you created the visual.

    1. Thank you, that’s much appreciated! One day I will write a happy tale…

      1. Looking forward to it…hope you have reason to do so 🙂

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  6. shail says: Reply

    Sorry, I wasn’t able to join you the previous weeks. 🙂 I was on a break. This week, I am in.
    A lovely piece of writing. The last sentence gives it a whole new angle and leaves you wondering.

    1. No worries at all, it’s great to have you involved whenever you can! Thank you, I had hoped it would cause a few imaginations to start wondering.

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