Friday, 19 October 2007
rolled into a corner---[Fiction] Friday
[Fiction] Friday Challenge for October, 19 2007:
What happens when a character, while cleaning out a house before moving out, finds a roll of film?
fanciful furniture packed with much care
clothes all scattered pile up on the stairs
on slightest of whim, their tempers flair.
things lie haphazard, she stacks the books
not attending to him, feeling dirty looks
on her back. full boxes pushed into nooks,
she goes back, checking drawers finding
a roll. seeing it he gets up fast, snatching
from her hand. he doesn’t answer, asking
goes vain. with absolute air of detachment
he refuses her pleas. her jerking movements
cause him as much hurt. in that apartment
they are now adversaries. all forgotten they
watch each other. her eyes will him to stay
at once place. he understands, doesn’t sway,
knowing he cannot allow her to see film roll
photo of their dead child would tear at her soul.