What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, authored by the commanding Velvet Verbosity. The word this week is "Unbidden".
It's this time of year, more than anything else. It's the change from warmth and sun to crisp coolness and gray clouds. The comfort of green is gone, replaced by the temporary browns, reds and golds that exist before everything goes barren. It's just the time of year, that's all.
The days get short. It gets dark early.
People need warmth and sun and the days are just too short.
And so the sadness comes, unbidden. Unwelcome. Unlooked for and unplanned for.
But it's just the time of year, that's all. Brown and cold and sad.
Wait until Spring comes ...