The blind alley


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

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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! 🙂

    • @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 🙂

  3. 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 🙂

    • @patrickprinsloo, thank you and yes, you are right, this post was written from the perspective of a blind man who just got his eyesight

  4. Dear Mahabore,

    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.



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