A ‘Drabble’ (100 words)

The scientists tittered with excitement, observing the humans on the screen. Specimens such as these were difficult to acquire, as Earth had been destroyed during the Contraction; and little was known of their mating habits.

Bleary-eyed, the man and woman arose from the floor and scanned their cell; the flashing black and white concentric circles upon the walls had a surreal, Twilight Zone quality to them. Then, blinking in confusion, they noticed one another. Locking eyes with the male, the female approached and asked, “Quem รฉ Vocรช? Vocรช sabe onde estamos?”

Clearly confused, the man responded, “์ฃ„์†กํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ €๋Š” ์ŠคํŽ˜์ธ์–ด๋ฅผ ๋ชปํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.”

โ€˜What do you seeโ€™ Prompt #165

The ‘drabble’ above was written for Sadjeโ€™s weekly #WDYS prompt.

Sadje offers us this image (to the right) created by Cottonbro Studios (Pexels) of black silhouettes of a man and woman facing each other. In the background there are black and white concentric circles.

Writers are to use this image as inspiration to produce art.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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