Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.
I want you to be alive, I want you to be alive / You don’t gotta die today, you don’t gotta die – Logic
I hung up the phone shaking, queasy.
She’s gone. The two words echoing in my head, “dead” and “suicide” buried in the incoherent screaming and sobbing.
Who’s dead? What happened? What could I say? The questions. How? When? Why? What could we have done differently? If it weren’t for COVID, would she have felt so alone? What if I…?
How did we miss the signs? In hindsight, they seem so clear. The irrational behavior, giving things away… It’s all so obvious.
How did we see the signs and think everything would be all right, think she wouldn’t do it?