By Neel Anil Panicker
The outside life beckons me. From inside I watch with more than a tinge of sadness as the grassy outgrowth changes into a golden brown, sometimes becomes a curious blend of magenta tinged red and near faded brown. At times, it’s sheer yellow, especially in the early mornings when the warmth of the rays slide in, seeping through the iron bars__its tentacles reaching out to embrace my fast depleting self.
This isn’t me. This never was.
I hate this sordid existence, this all pervasive feeling of unwantedness, the ever vanishing loss of all hope.
Wonder why some humans take pets.
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Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here .