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Daily Prompt: The Tiles Were Fascinating

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Daily Prompt: Childhood Revisited.

Before me were black and white tiles, stretching before me. I was on all fours on the kitchen floor, staring at the patterns. It seemed so fascinating to me, simplistically brilliant — black, white, black, white — that I had to follow it along with my eyes, in rows, diagonals and columns.

Brilliant. I moved my hand forward, eager to see more of it, look closer.

Another hand. A foot. Pause, smile.

I traced the grout with a little finger, not knowing what it was, but surprised at how rough it felt. I compared it to the tile. Smooth.

I smiled, bringing another foot forward.

In a few quick strides, my mom walked into the room, picking me up unexpectantly. I could see the counters and the sink from up high now, but I just wanted to be put back down. I wanted to explore the tiles some more.

It wasn’t fair that my mother had to come along so quickly and suddenly to take me away from it. I watched the tiles fade behind me.

It took awhile to answer this one. I guess I felt uninspired when I decided to answer this prompt, and left it till later.

Hell of a while later. I guess I forgot completely about it.

Author: littlewonder2

A writer in the making, I am learning Japanese, studied Creative Writing in university, and dabble in both fanfiction and original fiction.

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