What do you see?

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“Why do you paint a gloomy picture? You are quite adept at making the best situation look dire. Do you want to have another go?”

“Yes, please. So, I see a lady in a red swimsuit lying on her back. She is quite close to the sea… so close.” He throws his hand up in exasperation. “Lily, I’m afraid, all I see is a lady trying to drown herself. She’s dead meat once the tides come in”

“The tide did come in Peter, but the lady was no dead meat. She revelled in it. I know, because she’s me.”

❤Aweni July 2019

This was written in response to Carrot Ranch prompt- June 27, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that involves paint. It can be fresh, peeling or in need of a coat. What is being painted and why? Go where the prompt leads!

4 thoughts on “What do you see?

  1. Such striking and brilliant colors! Great interaction to pull another out of fearful thoughts. The tide does come in and it can be a glorious event. Thank you for this upbeat flash and painting!

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