Friday Fictioneers – Sunlight through lattice

PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin

Shine a light through a lattice and you get a pattern. Rina was like that—a gorgeous tapestry made of rips. You were drawn to the brightness, but that was just the places worn so thin the sky leaked through. The real Rina was the darkness, the inverse pattern you didn’t clock.

Now you might believe this is a tale of tragic unrequited love. Perhaps, you fancy I am a creature of unspeakable ugliness, doomed to be rejected, though I’m the only one who really knows Rina. Not so—I am the pattern, only there on cloudless days.


Friday fictioneers is a weekly challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff Fields to write a 100-word story in response to a photo prompt. You can find other stories here

49 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – Sunlight through lattice

  1. Lovely, Neil! Super concept, and great description. I particularly like “the inverse pattern you didn’t clock” with its blending of an abstract concept – “inverse pattern” – with the vernacular “clocked”.

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