Violated – VisDare 36

Here’s my latest offering for Anonymous Legacy‘s photo-inspired prompt, VisDare. This week’s prompt word is ‘Implore’. The rules are simple:

150 words – or less.

Post entry to your blog and “link in”.

(Please – no erotica or graphic violence.)

DON’T FORGET to read and comment on others’ entries!!

The photo is below, and my piece follows. It’s somewhat of a continuation from two previous VisDare entries, here (33) and here (34) Let me know what you think, and give it a go yourself, why not?

– Violated – 

She was chewing on her bottom lip again. I felt a thrill as her impurities – bitten-down fingernails, a bruise yellowing on roughened knuckles – unfurled before me. She was like a rose, blowsy with over-exposure to the sun.

She had a story. She was real.

“But what is it, Mr Riordan? What does it represent?”

“You tell me.”

She studied the photograph, peering closer, her breath misting the paper’s sheen.

I waited.

“It’s a portrayal of loss, of longing, of disappointment, of betrayal, of hopes dashed and destroyed. It’s about possessing someone until you can’t see them any more.”

Her cheeks flushed. She had stripped herself bare with the words as they poured from her mouth.

“So many invisible people,” she whispered.

I dragged a forefinger over her cheekbone, watched the skin pale under the pressure. Her pupils dilated, inky.

I had to have her.



8 thoughts on “Violated – VisDare 36

  1. Hmmm I feel that I have missed something at the end Freya. Either that or its just a tad creepy. You made me think with this one Freya.

  2. And he sounded like such an encouraging teacher. I should have realised when you used the word ‘thrill’. Great writing, unsettling story.

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