Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Fictioneers

Posted Friday October 28


This morning I had a shadow. Yes, you. We played chase after breakfast. The faster I ran the quicker you went. You remember. Don’t you?

That bridge. The one over the river? You came and went as we ran. Coming and going. It was fun, wasn’t it? Then when we got this side you disappeared. Abandoned me. You did. And I thought you were my friend.

I hate you.

Where are you? I’m standing in the sunshine. Look.  Don’t mess with me. That tree has a shadow. I know you’re here. Somewhere.

I don’t like it here. Can we go home? Take me home. Please?

Please?

Thank you Rochelle at Friday Fictioneers for  hosting and Peter Abbey  for your inspirational photo.









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22 comments:

  1. i think he has gone into the light where no shadows can exist.

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  2. haha he sounds very desperate Lost and lonely Maybe the shadow is just hiding on the backside

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    1. Maybe he no longer exists! Thanks Marja

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  3. Dear Keith,

    Perhaps he needs to get out more. Shadows are fickle things.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle
    https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/28-october-2016/

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    1. They are indeed. Here today and gone to morrow - if it's cloudy!

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  4. How very disturbing. The voice was quite plaintive. Well done.

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    1. Than you Sandra. That was just what I was aiming for.

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  5. Definitely lost and lonely. Nicely done.

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    1. ...or departed this mortal coil. Cheers Clare

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  6. This sounds like the shadow may be his only friend, perhaps he will learn soon that it returns as soon as he has stepped away from the sunshine. But sunshine can be a good friend too!

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  7. Interesting, clever and disturbing story, Keith.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Exactly the reaction I hoped for Susan

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  8. Oh my... he needs a real friend...

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  9. I agree with Sandra. This is very disturbing. In a good way. Leaves the reader with a feeling of loss or longing ... Well done.

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    1. I'm pleased it had the desired effect, no matter how disturbing it might be!

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  10. The bridge doesn't seem to be what it appears to be, or where has he gone to have lost his shadow? This has a sad, slightly desperate feeling. I also like the design. :)

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