Shattered

I remember the blissful smiling eyes you shared when you picked me. You placed me inside your room. Like a ghost I witnessed the love you shared above, beneath your queen-sized bed.

I remember how the morning starts with your warm kisses, done always in front of me. Sometimes I just want to close my eyes as I blushed in every scene I see.

I remember how you crumble – from a lovely couple to two unacquainted souls. How she cried silently, alone. How he grinned as he sneaked calls she has never known.

Most of all, I remember how hard he pinned her against me. How red her blood was as they fall with my broken shards. How panicked he’d been as he threw her shattered pieces and then me.

Word count: 130

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Sunday Photo Fiction


In response to Sunday Photo Fiction for May 08, 2016.

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge hosted by Alastair Forbes where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to center around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story.

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45 thoughts on “Shattered

  1. You have depicted the entire plot amazingly Rosema! Hugs … ! ❤

    P.S: I really hope the cases of domestic violence are a part of only fictional pieces and never a reality..

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  2. What a twist, and so amazingly well-written. I shivered just a tad once I got to the end. I re-read that last paragraph a few times too because the eloquence of the words hide the ugly, painful truth beneath.

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  3. Whoa! That sent shivers down my spine and gave me such a chill. And it’s a scorching 40 degrees here so it’s definitely not the weather. Looking through the eyes of an inanimate object in such a way in terms of violence requires pure talent when it comes to writing it. Hats off to you, Rose!

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      1. Me too! I have missed reading your wonderful posts 😦 I am catching up on yours and still need to do so with others too! Hoping to get back on the writing bandwagon soon.

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      2. awwww. please don’t be hard on yourself, alright? it is not a must for me for you to catch up. I am happy that you’re back, catching up or not. 😉 looking forward to reading your poems, soon!

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