It’s Photo Fiction time. A writing prompt challenged hosted by Alastair. The following is the photo and my story. To read more or to get the rules so you can join in go here
Life Moves On – word count 150
The nurse left for the night and won’t return until morning. She’s alone looking out the window watching the sun splashing soft yellow and vibrant orange over the distant buildings. From her window she can hear people talking as they pass by outside. The birds chatter as they settle for the night.
She’s tired and the fight is gone. She picks up a bottle of white liquid. The instructions say take one teaspoon in a glass of water for pain, don’t exceed more than four teaspoons a day. She pours the whole jar in her glass. She looks at a bottle of pills then shakes them all in her hand. She pops them in her mouth and swallows them down with her glass of milky water. Outside children are laughing as they play in the approaching night. She closes her eyes and waits for the light to guide her from this life.