Sadje is our host for What Do You See? Drop by her blog to join in and read the variety of responses to her prompt.
For the visually challenged reader, the image shows two skeleton’s hands reaching towards a digital device enveloped in purple-pink haze.
The teenager ran the light because she was texting and not paying attention to her driving. The only things recognizable after the fiery crash were her hands and her cell phone. After the burial, her friends went to the cemetery to pay their respects. They had a deep discussion about the dangers of texting and driving.
Later that evening, some pranksters were terrified by the sight they saw. They swore they saw skeleton hands texting in the darkness.
For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a huge stone angel guarding a city withinits two wings.
When I was alive, I swore there was no hell. I was right. That is why I have been sentenced to this purgatory instead. I spent my entire life cheating and hurting the people of this fair city. I did whatever I felt like doing no matter how negatively it impacted others. I only cared about myself while living in the physical realm. I cheated. I stole things that weren’t mine. I abused family and friends as well as strangers. I lied to everyone. I was a blight on this city. I gave nothing positive to anyone or anything.
Now my penance is to watch over this city in perpetuity. I must make sure no one is ever hurt by the likes of people who care only about themselves. It is a fitting retribution. This city will benefit from my protection.