Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wissof-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, inspired by a photo, here we go….
Copyright – Erin Leary
When you think about it, there are stories more tragic than yours. It is just that those stories are at the edge of your universe, maintaining irregular orbit around you.
You watched people scream at each other, their faces twisted and unrecognizable and you couldn’t help but feel lost. Politicians with their sly grins standing in the background made your skin crawl. But everyone around you was oblivious.
Standing in an empty room in this foreign city, you cry. Because, the last time you turned around to look at what you were leaving behind, it was your home you saw.
Just a bit of reflection on the current political climate in my country…Darkness lingers at the edge of reason.
Saudade (Portuguese) – describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return.