Friday Fictioneers – Underworld

FF pic - 28.10.17
PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

Jess stood on the damp grass at the edge of the lake. The orange glow was soothing, majestic, it filled her with an emotion she couldn’t understand or express. The watery surface reflected the sky. Two skies, two worlds. She wondered what it would be like down there in that upside-down world. That underworld. Would it be different from this one? Surely it couldn’t be any worse.

She walked in, the cold water felt good, like a punishment. There was nothing left for her here.

‘Jess… wait.’ His voice paralysed her.

 

Friday Fictioneers

Author: Jennifer Kennedy

Mother, teacher and writer. I love all my jobs but writing holds a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoy reading my short stories as much as I enjoy writing them!

32 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Underworld”

  1. I liked this very original take, you describe the emotions very well. “Surely it couldn’t be any worse” is a powerful line, as is “the cold water felt good, like a punishment.” Nicely written

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