Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge to spin a tale of exactly 100 words, graciously hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This is my contribution:
They tried to ignore what they never spoke about; whispers of a shadowy past left lying on the table like linen long faded and disused.
Forgotten were the blissful hours of romance and communication they once shared. The glittering fragments of genial laughter and blush of unspoken nuances lay abandoned. Stale silence filled the many rooms of their love and echoed along the unused hallways, choked by the gloom of bitter memory.
The machine of forgiveness waited, ready to sew the scattered, patchwork pieces of their life together again; yet it stood in the corner, neglected and rusting.
Todays photo Image © Sandra Crook. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Sandra Crook’s permission.