Powerful Imagination

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Powerful Suggestion.”

Small hands wrap around shaking ones. Fear and fear, together. She doesn’t cry; she’ll wait until later, a quiet girl emboldened by will entrapped in anxious possibility.

She forgets to breathe, withdraws. Suddenly, in this de-oxygenized state, they appear; familial strain upon the mount of War, shock and fear upon Pestilence, emotional void upon Famine and cancer upon Death.

Her life is changed forever.

I shake my head, watchful. A figure beside me. Bigger hands wrap around steady ones.

I call out, wistful: Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.

She looks to me, big brown eyes.

I hold her,: Don’t fear the unknowns, Kitti. They only exist in your imagination.


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