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Seattle, 2018

Seattle, 2018

WRITING PROMPT NO. 193

Lights: glimmering, shimmering, sparkling, twinkling, pulsating, glowing.

Flickering, luminous, bright, dim, dull, on, off, shining, glossy, reflecting, yellow, white, warm, shadow, cool, beam, highlight, iridescent, incandescent.

In the shadows hiding in the darkness was something bright and shimmering. Reflection bounced off the surface creating eerie shapes on the wall behind. The light was coming from an unknown source. Nothing from above, behind or to the side. Yet it glowed in the gloom, lit from within, bright light forming from its own energy.

Sometimes the light would flick on and off. On and off. On and off. Pitch black filled the space until the luminous orb pulsated with warm light once more. On and off. On and off. The desire to reach out and touch it was strong. The light filled his eyes. He resisted its seductive draw. The heat emanating from its centre made the surface glimmer. The energy of creation flickered and glowed. Here was where life began.

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