neelwrites/100wordwednesday/shortstory/flashfiction/11/11/2017

100 Word Wednesday: Week 44

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Image Credit Brevitē

By Neel Anil Panicker

I ignore the Do Not Disturb sign and step into the room, albeit gingerly.

I flick on the light switch; I’m swept over by nostalgia__eighteen years, nine months, fourteen days, three hours, twenty-two minutes, and a few gasping seconds.

A slow jabbing pain creeps up my arthritic ridden legs, squirreling into my already weakened torso.

Through the swirling maze that are my eyes I spot the bedside table.

Its contents stare at me: the camera, lenses, the battery, the chargers, the shiny black backpack we bought him only last month, and the Nike shoes that he’ll never wear ever again.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #100wordwednesday #flash #fiction #shortstory #100words

4 thoughts on “neelwrites/100wordwednesday/shortstory/flashfiction/11/11/2017

  1. Laden with grief, an beautifully expressed!

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  2. Oh so sad to think about a child lost far too young….expertly written. I was drawn in until the end, then had to reread as I’d carelessly glazed over the words with so much meaning in the middle. So well done — even if it does pull at my heartstrings ❤

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  3. I know this is so full of pain and pathos.
    Thanks for the compliment.

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