“My life is an empty chair,” Madeleine lamented into her glass of red wine. “And I’m drowning in my own tears. Drowning! Hello! Can you hear me? Why can’t anyone hear me? I’m trapped so deeply inside myself, there’s no way out.”
Madeleine hurled the glass across the stage. Wine dripped down the wall like blood, cascading over broken splinters of glass.
The theatre erupted in applause… her finest performance.
“I should be happy. C’mon Madz. Change gears. Think positive…I’m a happy little Vegemite as bright as bright can be…”
All she could see was that empty chair.
This has been a contribution to the Friday Fictioneers. Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here. PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz
In case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the last month, we’ve spent three weeks travelling around Tasmania. We had such a fantastic time and the photographic opportunities were mind-blowing. I’m still trying to catch up on writing about the trip, but I’d love you to pop over and enjoy some vicarious travel.