Tuesday, November 22, 2016

FFfAW

Posted Tuesday November 22




The sun sets early in November. Very early. I can watch it from my chair. Some evenings it's spectacular but yesterday's was unbelievable. I’ve never seen  the sky as golden. It shimmered, it glowed. As I gazed from my window  I became sleepy, I couldn’t think why. After all, I’d had a relaxing day and I never go to bed before midnight. But at six thirty last night I fell asleep sitting in my chair.

I was aching when I woke this morning. The clock on the wall said six-thirty. Had I really been asleep for twelve hours? I never sleep for twelve hours, let alone in a chair. As I stretched my arms and rubbed my eyes I saw the sunrise. I’m a bit of a sleeper-inner, so it’s something I rarely see. The sky was golden. It shimmered, it glowed. Then something occurred to me. Surely the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and  This way east... that way...

I rushed to the window. Standing in my garden I saw my parents, my sister, my friends; my best friend. My dog. They stared at me, unblinking, unmoving. Nothing was moving. 

Nothing.

The end.


Written in response to the photo by Footie nd Foody at Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

12 comments:

  1. Excellent take Keith. A nice relaxed way to go perhaps?

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    1. Yea - favourite chair, maybe a glass of malt whisky in my hand. I'd setle for it!

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  2. Excellent story, Keith! It seems to me that the world ended right at 6:30 pm when he fell asleep. What an eerie feeling to wake up to! Chilling!

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    1. Thanks PJ. Right now it's 6.41pm so it looks like I've ot awiy with it again!

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  3. Hi Keith ... a sad thought ... I'm not so sure I'd like to see a family gathering .. it'd be a bit of shock to one and all I suspect - especially if I'm slumped in a chair and thinking it's November when it's still December ... and I've a way to go yet ... long may I live!! Cheers and have a good stormy week - Hilary

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    1. Well spotted Hilary - it is of course November. Why am I wishing time away? Duly altered! Batton down the hatches!

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  4. Most fascinating response Keith. Enjoyed where you took me.

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  5. Could be worse, couldn't it? Sitting in the warm sunshine, watching the glow. And to reunited with others? Lovely really. Nice take on the prompt

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  6. What a perfect departure scenario, I'd like to go just this way too. I often wonder why leaving this life often has to be such a difficult experience, much like the way we entered. How nice to just slip away into that perfect hereafter place of wonderful reunions and time is no more.

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