Matter of Perception

(c) moi, 2015
(c) moi, 2015

It looks like a ruin. It looks like it’s not been lived in for centuries. Don’t let looks deceive you.

Seeing takes time – you won’t if you cast a casual glance at the tower, you need patience. Focus on the battlement. Don’t take your eyes away. Blink, if you must, but blink fast. Occupy your mind, distract it – think about a favourite holiday, the food you couldn’t live without, the person you desire. Relax. But don’t take your eyes away.

Don’t complain about the sun blinding you. They are easier to spot in bright sunshine.

You see them, don’t you?


Written for FFfAW, week 26.

20 thoughts on “Matter of Perception

  1. Why yes, I think I do. They are little tiny things aren’t they? lol Great piece of writing! Makes you stop and think. Great! I’m glad you’re back! I’ve missed you. Thank you for participating in FFfAW challenge!

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  2. Wow, what an intense piece. Ah, this is my favorite thing about flash fictions, so much is said with so little words. This is one great story. Leaves room for so much . 🙂

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  3. Your interpretation of the prompt is excellent, Sonya. How well you have used words to influence… The last sentence is perfect. Wonderful prompt (thank you!) and great story 🙂

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