100 Word Challenge - Peephole

What follows is offered in response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Word Challenge. The challenge, this week, is "Peephole".

100 Word Challenge
The room was dark, but for the light that came under the door.  She often sat, at night, watching the shadows play across the floor as people came and went up and down the hallway.  Past her door.  Past the wooden barrier that kept THEM out.  That kept HER in.  Safe and in.

She knew she needed help.  She knew she needed to find a way to force herself through that barrier. But she could not. 

Food was delivered.  Books ordered.  Mail through the slot.  Email online.  All she wanted of the outside world, she could see through her peephole.

Ndinombethe, ubuntu.


Tara R. said...

This is so sad, but I can understand how someone can reach that level of isolation.

PattiKen said...

Agoraphobia is such a sad condition. Imagine being trapped inside by fear. Horrible.