FFfAW — Second Sight

563B2A58-3AC2-497E-A375-82CC63C636F3Malcolm approached the door to the shop and checked the address on the card his optometrist had given him.

He walked into the small shop and saw that it was empty. Just four white walls. “Hello?” he said. Getting no response, he started to leave the empty shop.

“Malcolm, your new glasses are ready.”

Startled, Malcolm turned around to see a man holding a translucent glass bust, a pair of wire-framed spectacles mounted on the bridge of its nose. “Try them on,” he said. Reaching for the glasses, Malcolm noticed that the face on the bust resembled his own.

Malcolm removed the glasses from the bust and put them on. The fit was perfect and his vision was perfectly corrected. But most remarkable was that the room was no longer empty. There were paintings on the walls, a few small, round tables and chairs like those one might find in a café, with people sitting around them drinking coffee and quietly talking.

“I don’t understand,” Malcolm said, but the man with the bust was gone.

(175 words)


Written for this week’s Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers from Priceless Joy. Photo credit: ENISA.

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22 thoughts on “FFfAW — Second Sight

  1. James December 26, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Magic glasses. Wonder if he can see into other realities or maybe that’s what the glasses fixed. How ironic. He could see the mysterious man from elsewhere with his unaided eyes and the glasses make sure he can only see the real world. Maybe it keeps him from going insane.

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  2. pensitivity101 December 26, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I liked your take on the prompt. Mine was glasses inspired but for different reasons.

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  3. Michael December 26, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    One wonders where his new sight may have ended. Great response good sir.

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  4. michael1148humphris December 26, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Intriguing story

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    • Fandango December 26, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      No part 2, but you may be right about Malcolm. Maybe the LSD kicked in just as he donned the glasses.

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  5. anuragbakhshi December 26, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    I am imagining the guy to have now become a bespectacled bust, kept on the counter of that cafe, looking at people eating, drinking, and going about their lives, but unable to move a muscle!

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  6. Priceless Joy December 27, 2017 / 6:55 am

    What an interesting pair of glasses! I wouldn’t mind trying a pair of magic glasses like that. Great story!

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