After a lengthy break I am back for another stab at Donna’s Sunday Photo Fiction.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of less than 200 words based on this picture, below, which this week is supplied by Michele Blanche.
Click here to hear the writer read his words:
The Human Spirit
The human spirit is astonishing.
I am constantly amazed and impressed at how resilient people are.
Very ordinary people, I mean, just folk off the street.
They endure all sorts of ghastly treatment, and still have this fierce desire to live.
I have seen men, and women, some very young, some quite old, face terror with surprising courage.
I have seen them with fingers or toes removed.
I have seen them with hands missing.
I have seen a man with his leg amputated above the knee, still strong.
I recently spoke to a youngster who refused to submit to his fears despite the loss of an eye.
That is why I say the human spirit is astonishing.
And why I try to measure it.
You understand, yes?
I hope you are comfortable.
It really won’t hurt that much.