This possibly requires explanation. A photo prompt from Lovely Curses came to me as a blank page. Due, I suppose, to the limitations of my phone. A technical glitch, in other words. But after reading Marquessa’s creative non-fiction I wondered if there might actually be another message hidden in there for me……
There was a beautiful girl there in the photograph.
Not perfect. Beautiful beyond perfection. A gap between her front teeth. And I wondered if she might look at those teeth in the mirror some nights and wish they were otherwise. But perfect teeth would have ruined the smile. A smile that, just for a moment, might help you forget about the world that you lived in.
But here’s the thing. The first time I looked there was nothing. A blank white moment in a frame. And somebody else said that black was never meant to be beautiful. And I wondered, for that moment, if I might still, sometimes, look at life through a lens.
And I was horrified.