In response to April 6 Flash Fiction Challenge @ http://carrotranch.com/2016/04/07/april-6-flash-fiction-challenge/
“April 6, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a response to an agoraphobic moment. Does your character see the shadows or the light filtering through? This can be used as a character trait or as a moment that causes an anxious reaction. Explore the character’s discomfort — embarrassment, indecision, feeling trapped. The scene can be direct or overheard. Is there a solution when fears are faced?”
Respond by April 12, 2016 to be included in the weekly compilation. Rules are here. All writers are welcome!
Just by Elliott Lyngreen
No. He cannot imagine music. Roger flustered hands, “open your ears Spence. It’s just in your head.”
(Whatever happened to ‘the body sends pain signals to the brain identifying that something is wrong’?)
Roger’s intentions were not to humiliate the husky Spencer. Tense, disheveled speech, along with signing, Roger despairing, “you just think your ears won’t hear,” nervously and repetitively engaging with a song – #canyoukeepuhhh_secret – as if Roger’s song that he just wanted to be heard.
“Don’t over-think. Psyche yourself out. Let open your ears, and listen,” fingers decoded. “Gotta face this man… no IdeA what you’re missing!”