Transition of Thoughts

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100 word fiction: Going towards emptiness

100 word fiction: Going towards emptiness

With her camera in tow, she was ready to go out to photograph how deserted the city became every night. As she stepped out of her house, it was already late afternoon.

100 word fiction: Going towards emptiness

The seeds which she had sowed quite a while back had given way to a small plant with many flowers.

100 word fiction: Going towards emptiness


While nature was going on as per its usual course, all the markets, roads, restaurants and more came to a standstill every night as a lockdown had been enforced.

Being the journalist she was, it was her job to photograph the emptiness all around. It was quite bizarre.

Written for the photo prompt and you can read the other entries here.

Linking to Crispina Crimson’s Creative Challenge #126 and Photo Challenge #361

This post is part of the Blogchatter A2z Challenge


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  1. What an apt analogy of the lockdown year… brilliant! Your stories make us muse.

  2. Arti Jain

    The first photograph is the post is captivating– a narrative very strong.

  3. Photographs and film from the last year will seem so strange to look back on in the future. You caught that well in this piece.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Yeah it just felt like the world stopped completely in its tracks.

  4. I wonder, when all this is over, what things we did normally before the pandemic will seem bizarre to us afterwards

    • transitionofthoughts

      I guess the way things are going a lot may change forever. For eg: I feel short business trips may be a thing for the past for many years to come especially if the same discussions can be done virtually.

  5. True that.. man made world has come to a standstill.

  6. It has been a strange year. I’d never paused to think how it might feel to be a photographer capturing it all. Well written.

    • transitionofthoughts

      Thanks Anne :). Yeah I just happened to think and was just wondering how odd it must be for them as well.

  7. I hope that this soon will only be a distant memory. Good story.

  8. Wonderfully written. This piece captures the feeling of the early days of the pandemic quite well.
    ~cie from poetry of the netherworld~

  9. I think when it’s all over, I’ll need to readjust to bumping into people again. It’s going to take some time. Nicely done!

    • transitionofthoughts

      Oh yes, it’s going to be quite a while. I guess the more things go like this, I am starting to forget how life was before the pandemic. Maybe we will all have to start all over from scratch once the pandemic is done and dusted.

  10. And it really is quite bizarre! Love how you told this story, and the additional photographs.

  11. People Magazine is hurting for photo ops! Good story.

  12. Love it. Very well blended. And clearly you enjoyed doing it

  13. I’m so glad that nature pays no attention to the lockdown!

    • transitionofthoughts

      Oh yes, life goes on as usual as far as nature is concerned :).

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