All his life Ethan had felt nothing. He walked the roads of time as nothing but a shell of hollow skin. No spark of happiness, no burning of hatred, no swelling of sadness, no mysterious nugget filling.
The people closest to him–who to the outside observer look like friends–always tried to include Ethan. They’d invite him to the mall, to Lake Osoh, to the movies and out for drinks. Ethan would just walk home around the invitations.
Until–at his psychiatrist’s discretion–he agreed to a night out.
Ethan’s movements were wooden and formulaic, something you may find cheap at a hobby shop. But then the band took the stage and it was in that one brief flash that the world stood still. That all the calm in his eyes ruptured into a large rippling chaotic swirl. To be calm in this hour of turmoil was madness. Ethan was feeling sick, no.
Just maybe once–in his life–this music made him experience something.
There it is, another entry into the 160 words series. This is a picture that I just can’t help but be amazed at the framing. Just stunning. If I knew the author or the title I’d included.
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