Tale Weaver – In the Dark

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Tale Weaver. 

A late post as I had to bring my son to his follow-up for his broken wrist. Everything seems to be healing nicely.

We rely on our senses so heavily on a daily basis. Like sight. 

So for today’s tale, I’d like you to write a story where a character has no sense of sight, or has lost it. Or maybe how it would feel to you if you did become blind. I’ve got spectacles myself but even though I can’t see too well without I’m not blind… so yes a story on a loss of senses, or the reclaiming of it… Your choice.

In summary

  • Go where the prompt takes you and have fun!
  • Prose, poetry, fable… please share your stories in whatever style works for you.
  • Keep your stories/quests/tales below 1000 words
  • Post it on your blog and tag it MLMM, Tale Weaver, Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie
  • Be sure to leave a pingback or a link so we (I) can read your contribution


We take many things for granted! Sight is one of the senses that we rely heavily upon and think that we have this amazing ability for life.

But life throws many unexpected challenges our way. Recently, I had some trouble seeing clearly from my left eye and blamed it on the fact that after my cataract surgery, the lens capsule had a bit of calcification on it. I thought after a quick laser treatment, It would be back to normal.

But it didn’t. It needed more investigation.

After a detailed exam of my retina, I was diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration. This is unsettling and worrying! I have an elderly maternal aunt who has almost lost sight of both eyes due to this disease.

Suddenly, I have learned to value my sight much more because I don’t know the prognosis of this disease. I am going to get another opinion about it and I hope that this doctor would give me some good news because the possibility of losing my sight is a frightening one.

At the same time, I realize how brave are those people who have always lived without this gift. I appreciate their courage very much.

PS; I saw the ophthalmologist today and she reassured me that things aren’t dire, as yet. I just need to keep an eye( pun not intended) on things and get regular check-ups. ( Relief 😅)




24 thoughts on “Tale Weaver – In the Dark

  1. Phew. I was very pleased to get to the bottom of your post to read the PS. Relief, indeed. I love this post, Sadje; you are so correct. Many things we take for granted, which we should be grateful for each day. Excellent post, my friend.

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