This week’s photo prompt on Madison Woods’ Friday Fictioneers came courtesy of Stacy Plowright. I’ve done funny, I’ve done sci-fi, I’ve done menacing. It’s time for one that’s just downright depressing! 😦
We watched from the balcony as the storm growled its way across the suburbs towards us. Through our laced fingers, I could feel the tremors in her hand, the opening salvo of this affliction working its way like a malevolent tidal wave through her body.
“We’d better go inside,” I said, tugging gently at her arm.
“You go; I’ll just be a minute.”
I poured a glass of water, laying her chemo pills on a tray. Grey and blue ones; another gathering storm.
Lightning hissed, thunder exploded above.
I turned, and she was gone.
“My way,” she’d said.