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The Colors

August 31, 2012

It’s Friday which means it’s time again for the Friday Fictioneers. Madison Woods hosts Friday Fictioneers and the concept is simple: see a photo and write a 100-word (or thereabouts) story. Learn all about right HERE

Photo by Stacy Plowright – “Clouds in Toronto”




The Colors (a Decastich)

The sky holds no color today save shades of gray.
The colors are saved for another day;
for a day when I feel like looking
at the reds. And the yellows. And midnight blues.
For the happy day –
the radiant day you wait for and dream of –
the day that never arrives.
Yet you continue to wait,
wondering, “What is wrong?”
the silent colors waiting with you.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. August 31, 2012 11:43 am

    Nicely written. “waiting for a dy that never arrives’ how despairing.


  2. August 31, 2012 12:40 pm

    I enjoyed this, I really love the last line.


  3. August 31, 2012 2:53 pm

    Interesting. I had to read it several times and let the meaning slowly soak in. It almost feels as if she’s refusing to see the colors that are waiting for her to accept them while she demands grayness and despair…


  4. August 31, 2012 3:28 pm

    Fascinating and poetic. Great line, “silent colors waiting with you,” like they are waiting for the observer take a brighter view in spite of the gray.


  5. September 1, 2012 5:15 am

    Somber, despite the use of color.


  6. September 1, 2012 12:29 pm

    I learned a new word…decastich.

    Unfortunately, this sounds like a case of “There are none so blind as those who will not see.” I hope the narrator can break through the clouds that surround him/her to see the colors.


  7. September 2, 2012 3:01 pm

    “the silent colors waiting with you” gives it all away – they were there all along. After all, its no good listening for colour! A lovely round ending.


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