Sense and Sensitivity #writephoto #flashfiction


Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompt is


It’s only now, at this moment of exquisite numbness that I realise how my senses have been heightened throughout our affair.

The shivers of expectation as I wait for that first touch, the moment when she runs a finger along my forearm. It brings back those early weeks, a life held in limbo filling in every second to bursting; Then there is the recurrent metallic stickiness of the taste of blood in my mouth, each time she slaps me, every hurt extended by words devoid of care, full of bile.

After there is the clawing stench of his sweat, clinging to her defiant skin, never yielding to that miasma of truth that drifts in her wake and seeps into my soul.

And finally it is the words, the ones I’ve spoken to myself in my lonely optimism, but on her lips are like shrapnel…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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