Saturday Centus – Wk#130 – Prompt: photo – 100 words – “See ME”

22 Oct

At birth, even my parents were repulsed on seeing my eyes. Too bright the sun in day, I preferred night or the shade of sunglasses.

I often sat alone.

Curiosity, revulsion, and shock greeted me daily.




I’ve heard them all.

I see the world as it is, unhidden by civilisation’s façade. I see their doubts and fears, sense their longings, and feel their darkest thoughts. They’re blind to most I perceive, all except for one.

Jason arrived, placing his arm around me, “Morning, Sammy.”

Jason, so pure a light in an often dark world, he sees ME.

The prompt photo used on Centus.

 Schools and students have permission to use “As I see Jason.” for non-commercial, educational purposes.



Posted by on October 22, 2012 in 2. Saturday Centus


7 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#130 – Prompt: photo – 100 words – “See ME”

  1. Judie McEwen

    October 22, 2012 at 22:05

    Wonderful take on the prompt, Ross!!

    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:13

      Thanks for the comment.

      I have had friends over time who always wished people saw them for who they really were rather than only seeing how they are differently enabled.

  2. gailatthefarm

    October 27, 2012 at 12:26

    If we all could see as clearly…

    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:15

      Thanks for the comment.

      It comes down to the old saying where we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover only by its content. 🙂

  3. Lisa Taylor

    October 28, 2012 at 01:13

    Sweet. Great optimistic (and thus different from most of us) take on the prompt!

    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:17

      Thanks for the comment.

      While I sometimes deal with sad issues in stories, I usually try to add a positive feel to them. My aim is to only add stories suitable of children were to visit, therefore G rated. Many years of teaching young children wouldn’t have them written any other way. 🙂

  4. Jenny Matlock

    November 13, 2012 at 00:52

    Awww…trust you to find visionary words in that strange photo!

    We all need a friend like that!

    Even if our eyes are slightly…ummm…red…


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