A Lifetime Concluded (100-Word Flash Non-Fiction)

You looked out of your bedroom window, and saw him on the pavement.

You couldn’t stop staring, a lifetime concluded. You knew instinctively he was dead.

Nobody collapses into a heap like that, with their neck against the wall at such a cruel angle, and their legs folded as if empty of muscle and bone; nobody goes that shade of grey if the heart is still employed; nobody falls like that unless the silver thread has been detached.

The puppet master, the artist, had collected her things and left.

You were told not to stare, but you couldn’t help it.

*

Thanks for stopping by.

Please be a Superstar by Liking and Following. I aim to update my blog on a daily basis.

Blessings,

GavinĀ 

Published by Gavin Whyte

I am the author of the modern-day fables The Girl with the Green-Tinted Hair, and Happiness & Honey, plus several other works of fiction.

Please feel free to leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: