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.




  1. 17 June 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Definitely a sensory oriented piece!

  2. 18 June 2015 / 3:37 pm

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

      • 19 June 2015 / 8:41 pm

        Looking forward to it…hope you have reason to do so πŸ™‚

  3. 18 June 2015 / 5:56 pm

    Sorry, I wasn’t able to join you the previous weeks. πŸ™‚ 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.

    • 19 June 2015 / 6:57 pm

      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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