Happy Saturday everyone.
Today I am joining in with “What Pegman Saw,” which is a weekly writing challenge based on using a Google Streetview as the prompt. Using the location provided, we are invited to write a piece of flash fiction (no more than 150 words). Here is the photo prompt:
Bright White Cloud of Light (word count: 150)
Looking at the ceiling felt surreal.
Drowsy, foggy mind.
Felt like I was inside a drawing from M.C. Escher
My arm was gently lifted.
I wanted to speak, but no words came.
Eyes shut and my head succumbed to gravity and fell limp.
Paramedics talked back and forth as if I couldn’t hear them.
Their speaking grew quieter.
“Hey – she turned her head. Ma’am, can you hear me?”
Suddenly, a sharp pain in my arm jolted away the bright white cloud of light.
Warmth surged through my body and my neck felt strong again. Eyes opened, slowly.
“Ma’am, you had a fall. We just gave you an IV.”
Unable to yet speak, a half-smile was followed with a groggy, puzzled look.
I was NOT in a drawing from M.C. Escher, I was visiting a client at the hospital, but now I needed help.
I have never passed out like this, but once when I had blood drawn (in 2001) I almost did pass out – and I saw that bright cloud of light.
However, thankfully I was better right away (without an IV). And I am also very thankful to all those first responders and people who help us – the many we sometimes take for granted until we need them, eh?
When I first saw Pegman’s image of the library, the weird perspective from the camera made me think of M.C. Escher’s “Relativity” drawing.
and then I thought of this:
and then this:
“Don’t go into the light… Don’t go into the light….” lol
If you’d care to join in, the info is here and today’s location is here. This week’s prompt is Baltimore, Maryland – and I am using the photo that was featured (and used by other bloggers already). This week the photo was from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University