FWF Free Write Friday; Time & Place Scenario


fwf-badge-pinkTime & Place:
You find yourself in an elevator. The door closes and you see only five buttons. A sign hangs above them that reads: “Find Happiness.” Each button is a different color. Red, blue, green, orange and yellow. There are no other instructions and you must push one to get the elevator to move. Which color do you choose and why? Where does it take you?



I would pick the blue one because blue is tranquil. It must surely lead me into doors of peace and joy.

I opened the door

And walked into quietness

All I could see were  more doors

Long halls no hanging pictures

Dingy gray carpet with the

Palest green walls I had ever  seen

Have I made a mistake

Were my instincts wrong

I want peace but not lonliness

Maybe I should leave so I

Turn back but the doors are frozen

As if bidding me farewell

Reminding me I am all alone

Sitting on the floor

With knees drawn to chest

I cry in my arms as I

Realize  another error

Was thrown at me

I looked about

Realizing I could not go back

Standing hearing my own breathing

I walked the corridor as

If I am standing on clouds

All the doors looked the same

As I went down one way then another

As I stood trying to make a right choice

I see one door that has a mark

Walking closer I see that an x

Is centered as on a dart board

I place my fingers gently on the knob

And feel the heat radiating piercing my fingers

I can’t let go I have already began

No more thinking no more choices

Turning the knob in hopes

Of making little  noise

I walk in and grabbing

The wall I use my hands

To guide myself down to the floor

Unstoppable tears flow freely

My body shakes uncontrollably

Warm and tender arms wrap

Themselves around me

Sucking me in to their

Love gently standing me up

And I am in awe as I

Stand there staring into

The familiar faces

Of loved ones passed on

Terry Shepherd



16 thoughts on “FWF Free Write Friday; Time & Place Scenario

  1. Wow! I felt my heart rushing as I felt your anxiety in the beginning and I couldn’t wait to read on to see what happened. Then a beautiful, inspired ending. Perfect! Well done, Terry. xox


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