Eighty four words

For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Question and the limit, 84 words



I can’t explain what happened that night, it was surreal.

I heard a voice.  It was answering questions I should have asked but never dared to.  Either I’d feared the answer or simply couldn’t face knowing the truth. 

In those few moments, like it or not, I learned much about the perplexities and quandaries buried deep within me. 

It stopped.  I closed my eyes.  I swear I heard laughter, suggesting not everything I’d been told was necessarily the truth.

And so, the questions remain.



25 thoughts on “Eighty four words

  1. Dora Oct 23, 2021 / 20:22

    As usual, the graphic complements your post wonderfully. It’s the nature of visions or oracles, isn’t it, to be ambiguous. Love your use of the prompt in this way.

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  2. GHLearner Oct 24, 2021 / 11:41

    Asking the questions is always good, but I think everyone must answer for themsleves. Great piece, Keith.

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  3. Sunra Rainz Oct 24, 2021 / 14:12

    Ooh, very cryptic, Keith! I was waiting for the punchline then realised we were on another plane today. I want to know what happens next. Great response 🙂

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  4. Bill Oct 24, 2021 / 18:11

    “I want answers, and I demand the answers I want.”
    Excellent one, Keith. Deep but real. 🙂

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