Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Photograph

Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge - FORGETTING

I'm tired. Physically, I'm tired. But more, I'm tired of what I've become. I look around the tiny apartment, its lack of soul underscored by the smells and sounds drifting up from the busy Bangkok street below. Nothing in the apartment is mine. Nothing in the apartment is me. Shattered, I slump on the bed. Again, I reach into my pocket and pull out the crumpled photograph: the two of us with our girls on the beach, only six months before I left them.

Accepting what my life has become is not easy. Forgetting what it once was is impossible.


  1. There is so much emotion in this piece. Well done

    Visiting from VV 100 word challenge

  2. I sense regret but also resignation. Very powerful emotions here.

  3. You really have a way of reaching right through the chest bones and squeezing the heart.