Trick of the light or……

The image is from Jr Korpa at Unsplash.

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a large group of people, almost ghost-like, in a surreal, party-like setting.


The lights were behaving erratically, making his eyes hurt. He closed his eyes and applied pressure to the eyelid over his cornea in an attempt to ease the pain. The photons of energy behind his closed eyes felt like tiny thunderbolts.

The sight on the dance floor was very surreal, the shadows moving with a high velocity, and the scene looked like it was from a black and white movie, blown out of proportion to real life.

He felt that this was a historic occasion, where this new technology was being inaugurated and he and the few others present were privileged to be here. How else could he ever dream to experience this unique technology, where people in shape of holograms were meeting, mingling and dancing with each other, without being in the same room.

Suddenly there was a loud blast and everything went dark. He could now hear screams of those trapped in the nebulous ether, unable to go back to where they belonged. The scientists failed to warn the participants that it wasn’t just their projected images that were here but a part of their physical form too. So that they could experience the physical touch too.

He turned towards the exit and quietly left the building. His job was done here.


cornea | velocity | historic | blown | photon

Written in response to FFFC # 213, hosted by Fandango

Also included Five words weekly, hosted by Greg





61 thoughts on “Trick of the light or……

  1. The allure of technological advancements can be blinding, but when the lights go out, we are reminded that we are still flesh and blood, and sometimes the cost of progress can be too high to bear. The vivid and sensory description of a futuristic technology gone wrong kept me hooked until the end, leaving me with a sense of awe and curiosity. 👍👏👌😊

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