The last thing I remember was asking the waiter to bring my burger with no cheese and no bun, but wrapped in lettuce instead.
Then suddenly I was flying over a crystalline blue sea. Or maybe it was a lake, as it was very round. The color was the prettiest blue/turquoise color I have ever seen. Right at the middle of all that blueness, there was a black circle, like an island. No. Not an island, as it was deep rather than going up the surface. More like a black hole.
The hole started to drag myself into it and I felt like falling. Free fall into the depths of it, surrounded by the sea of blue. But I didn’t feel afraid. I actually felt great. As good as I have ever been in my life.
A sense of tranquility and calmness struck me and I felt just happy. Extremely happy!
Then I hear my name being called. At first very faintly, then a bit louder.
The call was louder and clearer now and I feel myself flying back up very fast, getting farther and farther away from the back hole, from the crystalline blue, which turns out is surrounded by a white smooth surface…
Then I finally come back to reality and I see some worry on his eyes.
“Are you ok? You looked like you were lost for a while.”
“Yeah. I’m fine. Just got a bit distracted. Sorry. But what were you saying?”
And to myself: “Lost alright. On the depths of you pretty blue eyes…”
This post was written in response to the Literary Lion: Eye writting challenge.
The pretty eyes pictured above are from my neighbor, image cropped and edited to make the color pop up more and also to protect his identity.
Good one! Yes..the eyes are beautiful. Nice story.
Very nice visuals in your story.
You did well with bringing the reader into the moment straight away, a great take on my prompt!
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How helpful your neighbour is! Good job with the post too. Nicely written.
Very nice image! But I was always a sucker for eyes…
Easy to get lost in eyes now isn’t it?
Just a note that today, as I was riding the bus to work (which hasn’t been possible ever since I started having to drop off kids in daycare/preschool, but now that they’re both in the public school cross the street from home I can!) I was reading my book and found this passage:
“Then her face tilted up to his, and he was looking into her eyes again. He had heard of drowning in a woman’s eyes in some poem or story, and thought it ridiculous. He still thought it ridiculous, but understood it was perfectly possible, nonetheless. And she knew it. He saw concern is her eyes, perhaps even fear.” (From Wizard and Glass, the Dark Tower IV, by Stephen King)