Blindly Fleeting

blindThe room was cold and dark, soundless, with the exception of the ever present dripping faucet. James wondered how long he was going to be forced to stay here, not that time had any true meaning anymore. He couldn’t even guess how long he had been captive. He had tried for a while, counting ‘sleeps’ as his son Issac used to say….. Issac.

He pressed hard to remember his brave son’s face. The cherub cheeks and unruly black hair atop his head. A slow silent tear slid down his cheek while James remained lost in the blindness that surrounded him.

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100 Word Song is a writing challenge from Lance based on a weekly music prompt. 100 words – no more, no less. This week’s challenge was inspired by David Bowie’s ,”Soul Love.”. And I made it a two-fer by incorporating Velvet Verbosity ‘s 100 word challenge. This week she challenged us with ‘Soundless’.


  1. oh wow. This made me teary eyed!

  2. Bittersweet and beautifully written. So sad and the love is heartbreaking. Great job.

  3. Ugh, sad!

    I love the idea of “counting sleeps”. I was not introduced to it as a child like so many, but there’s something very reassuring about that ritual.

  4. The longing to reconnect with his son was palpable. Nicely done.

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