The Sound of Silence

FC286FBC-5D5B-41E3-9599-70E1C1C87C65“Your idea to step away from our desks and to get away from the contentious political environment at the office for the afternoon was brilliant,” Nancy said, as she took a big drag off of the joint that her coworker and best friend, Anita, handed her.

“Thanks, Nancy,” Anita said. “I was getting so agitated at work with all of the nonsense that’s been going on there lately that I actually made an obscene gesture at my boss, and you know that’s so not me.”

“You really flipped the bird at old man Dickerson?” Nancy said. “That’s hysterical.”

“Oh yeah,” Anita said. “That lecherous fucker is the gift that keeps on giving,” she added, sarcastically.

“Well, just relax and let the pot help you to forget about the chaos and lunacy that assault our senses and our sensibilities day in and day out,” Nancy said.

“But I can still here the infernal sound of traffic on the interstate from here,” Anita said.

“Let’s lie down over there on the grassy knoll over there,” Nancy said, pointing to a small clearing just on the other side of a glade of trees. Once they were lying next to each other in the grass, they each took another hit and Nancy said, “Close your eyes, plug your ears with your fingers, and clear your mind.”

“Ah, the sound of silence,” Anita said.

Then both women spontaneously began to sing, “Hello darkness, my old friend….”

Written for this week’s Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Photo credit: Jovana Rikalo. Also for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (desk), Your Daily Word Prompt (contentious), Ragtag Daily Prompt (agitate), Word of the Day Challenge (gesture), Daily Addictions (gift), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (plug).

7 thoughts on “The Sound of Silence

  1. LillBlu1981 August 21, 2019 / 12:51 am

    Loved the story but have to say that the Disturbed version of the song is much better. lol.

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    • Fandango August 21, 2019 / 7:21 am

      I’m old school, I guess. I prefer the original.


      • LillBlu1981 August 21, 2019 / 8:00 am

        It would be a boring world if we were all the same my friend.

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