After missing a week of Sunday Picture Press at Indigo Spider, I’m back at it again this week.
Here are the prompts: Sunday Picture Press: Autumnal
Below, is the picture prompt I chose and my piece, which is a drabble. Thanks Indy!
Market Crash in Autumn
And the world burns cooler. And though rain is coming, things dry out and crumple-crouch tightly into themselves. Slow death by petrification. Fiery colours crackle underfoot, silken scarves protect our necks.
We sit wordlessly on a concrete park bench. We don’t need to wonder what happened to our lives, only to consider what we’ll do next.
A young couple with shared dreams and excuses passes us by. You chuckle, as do I. The wind stings my eyes. You cry next to me. I unglove one of my hands and place it on your knee.
“I love you too,” you say.