Jack was thrilled to bits; after all it was not every day that one gets his eyesight back. A couple of days ago, the doctor successfully performed the procedure where his cornea was replaced with that of a donor and he could finally see again.
And here he was, seeing a world that he thought he would never see. It was something that he hadn’t even dreamt of all.
While the rest of the world seemed unfamiliar to him, the one steep street with the uniquely designed steps was something he easily recognized even with his new found eyesight.
This post has been written for the Friday Fictioneers prompt where the post had to be about the picture at the top of the post.
38 thoughts on “The blind alley”
Oh good one. These steps are very confusing for anybody. I usually walk carelessly, not watching my steps. I would surely fall at a place like this 🙂
What a miracle to regain his sight. It would have been something navigating those steps even with sight. Brilliant story.
@Kathy, glad you liked the post 🙂
I was just going to say that 🙂 It would have been tough navigating those steps even otherwise..
A really nice way to look at the prompt (no pun intended!)
@Roshan, glad you liked my point of view (pun intended) of the steps 🙂
Why should he not? Those steps must helped him a lot. Nice story.
@Diwakar, glad you liked the post 🙂
I am sure even I would never forget these confusing steps ever. 🙂
Brilliant interpretation J! 🙂
@greehbochi, glad you liked it 🙂
Wonderful and a very novel take on the prompt! I would love to shop in a place like this… I can imagine the hustle-bustle of a crowded and a colourful bazaar here! 🙂
@Shilpa, glad you liked it 🙂
Looks like a temple. Hand of God. 😀 Mind’s eye.
@Vidya, yes, it does look a lot like some of the temples in TamilNadu, no? Long streets at the end of which the temple premises begin 🙂
I always look down as I walk and these tiles look so lively. looked your story and there is a trace of enigma in your post.
@Kalpana, yes, the endeavor was to let the readers’ imagination take over at some point when reading the post and leave the ending open for interpretation, glad you liked the post 🙂
An interesting take on the life of the blind (I think).
@patrickprinsloo, thank you and yes, you are right, this post was written from the perspective of a blind man who just got his eyesight
What a pic…it would have been so hard to navigate such steps from a visually challenged person..You took on the prompt really well!
@Aditi, thank you so much, glad you liked the post 🙂
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Love the title!
@lingering visions, thank you, glad you liked it 🙂
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Sometimes, we don’t realize how we can see beauty from another person’s pov. Nicely written:)
@Vishal, glad you liked the story 🙂
Can you imagine what it might be like to see for the first time? No frame of reference. Lovely tale and I’d love to know why the street is familiar.
@Rochelle, the street is familiar as the protagonist has walked on it many times before, only difference being that this time around he is actually walking on it while seeing it and without his white blind stick to guide him.
Ah….I understand. Makes perfect sense. 😉
Finally seeing with his physical eyes-not “mann ki ankhen”:-)A wonderful take MB:-)
@atrm, glad you liked the post 🙂
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