Weekend Writing Prompt #32 – Reflection


Prose ChallengeWrite a story in 150 words where a character sees their reflection and is surprised by what they find.


When depression strikes I go off wandering. It takes my mind of things, its exercise and they say exercise is good for the body and the soul.

Today it’s been raining and that suits how I feel. I’ve been harangued for the past two hours about how worthless a human being I am, that I don’t provide, and my children suffer from having me as a father.

I step around the puddle but find a reason to pause for there is a man is looking back at me. I’m puzzled because he looks familiar, but I can’t place him.

I look closer and see he does have a receding hair-line, he is pudgy around the waist, and there are lines on his face that maybe shouldn’t be there.

But his eyes betray a wisdom and a kindness that gives me cause to stay. What can he find to be kind and wise about I wonder?


Written for: https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/weekend-writing-prompt-32-reflection/

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2 Responses to Weekend Writing Prompt #32 – Reflection

  1. Great story, Michael. I was pleased to read that he found something positive within himself – wisdom and kindness are worth a great deal 🙂
    Thanks for joining in with the Weekend Writing Prompt. Have a great weekend 🙂

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