Since it’s a new exercise for me, I used the opportunity to go just a hair to the left of my normal comfort zone (the prompt is “Down,” and I opted for an emotional direction instead of a physical one). Please be advised, the following deals with a subject matter that some might find distasteful.
As always, please let me know your thoughts and critiques, and please visit the FTP link above to read more entries.
Defeated, the ropes dangled from the bedpost. Ignored by the wrists that could not be constrained by them alone.
The lotions, the collar, the paddle – all sat idly nearby, achingly unused. Desolate.
The body, naked and shivering, laid curled up fetal, dead center of the bed. In appearance much more deceased than alive, sans the singular tear, slowly jogging its way down the cheek, to the bridge of an unkissed lip.
Kept from contentment, this had given up on ever being touched in that way again.
Down for so long, the owner of this body hoped for it no more.
Fine Renee, I’ll play along with Friday Fictioneers.
I’ve done music prompts (somewhat easy) and word prompts (not so easy), so why not try a photo prompt (damned hard!) as well?
Here’s my first entry into the world of Friday Fictioneers – please let me know what you think:
Two in one.
Where do I end, where do you begin?
When I end, how will you carry on?
I am ending, you know. It was foretold that I would.
You will end as well, but not for years until after I.
What will you do with that time of solitude?
Will you reinvent yourself? Become someone new?
Or will you instead stagnate, languishing while you wait for Mr. Death to come back ‘round for you?
My spirit hopes it’s the first of the two, my jealous love, the second.
Two in one. When I end, how will you begin?