Sunday Photo Fiction — The Room

EFBFC63F-753E-4176-9D73-7C286C5DEEBFThe lamp on the bedside table was always on. The bed was always made except when Donna was sleeping in it. Her room was tidy. She tried to keep it looking like it could have belonged to any normal girl her age.

But Donna wasn’t the living the life of a normal girl, nor was her room even close to a normal room. She had a few books to read, a landline telephone that wasn’t connected, and a cellphone with no SIM card or WiFi access. No TV, radio, or clock. Donna was never sure what time it was. The black curtains, where a window should have been, concealed nothing but a blank wall. A small, windowless bathroom was attached to the room. The only door to the room was locked from the outside.

Donna couldn’t remember how long she’d been locked in the room. Weeks? Months? She didn’t know. Twice a day he’d bring in food. Once a week he’d have his way with her. Every other week he’d bring in fresh towels, clean bed linens, and laundered clothing.

This was her world now, at least until she could figure out a way to end it.

(198 words)


Written for Susan Spaulding’s Sunday Photo Fiction prompt.

21 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction — The Room

  1. crimsonprose November 18, 2018 / 10:39 am

    That’s horrible. But very good. Seems you’re fearless with where you’ll tread. Common enough in books; less so on blogs. Bravo.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 18, 2018 / 3:11 pm

      It was just something that popped into my head when I saw the photograph. I think I need to lighten things up before some people begin to think I’m weird.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. cagedunn November 18, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    Excellent, leaves the read needing to know what ‘end it’ means …

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 18, 2018 / 10:13 pm

      I’ve been in a dark mood lately.

      Like

  3. Sight11 November 18, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    That’s dark..consistently you’re putting more and dark contents.. I miss your old unique humour..

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Abhijit Ray November 19, 2018 / 12:32 am

    Donna is being held captive. A tragic way to kill all vestige of free will.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Piyali November 19, 2018 / 6:31 am

    It’s quite dark. I liked the atmosphere you created.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. michael1148humphris November 19, 2018 / 8:16 am

    A great use of the prompt.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Susan November 20, 2018 / 10:52 am

    The photo was intentionally dark so a dark story is expected. I hope your heroine finds a way to end her torment. Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

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