Friday Fictioneers — Vision

Written for Friday Fictioneers.

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright - Erin Leary
PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Erin Leary

I pushed the newspaper I was reading at breakfast a full arms length away. The print, usually very clear,  was suddenly cloudy. I pulled the paper close to my nose with the same results.  I looked out my kitchen window and my beautiful natural area had turned from a brilliant spring green to a brownish blur. My mind became a kettle of brewing possibilities. I took my glasses off and my world suddenly became a huge swirling cotton ball. The thought of losing my vision was unbearable. Will I ever be able to see the colorful world I once knew?

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  4. Dear Danny,

    From the comments I’d say that this story is up close and personal for you. I’m happy to hear that yours was a good outcome.

    Well written and thought provoking.




  5. Danny, That was well-written but scary as it was based on a true story. I’m glad your sight is okay now. My mother was legally blind due to high blood pressure and bleeding behind the eyes. My husband had cataract surgery that helped him see better. I would greatly miss my eyesight if I were to lose it as, like you, I love to read and write. Well done. 🙂 —Susan


  6. I’m legally blind without glasses or contact lenses. Have been since the age of nine. I thank God and some lucky stars someone found a way for me to see. On the other hand my earring is incredibly acute. And I love the balance. Lovely story.


  7. That is my biggest fear concerning old age. To lose my sight. My mother lost hers several years before she passed away and that depressed her more than anything. She had been an avid reader. Well told story. Lucy


  8. I feel the fear your character feels. My vision is getting worse, and although it’s a normal part of aging, a part of me is always worried about the ultimate loss of vision.
    Very well-written story!


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