The Apartment

He turned away from the window. The view was far too industrial for his liking. The room too did not feel right. He wanted a nice and cosy apartment, but this one felt unwelcoming and hard. He shivered a little. Maybe the heater was just switched off, he thought, but dismissed the thought again when he remembered how warm it had been outside. It was something about the room itself. It seemed to suck all warmth out of it.

He shivered again, the keys to the apartment cold steel in his palm, and walked back to the window. He opened it a little, hoping to let in a nice warm breeze. Just as he was tilting the window, he saw the accident.

The blue car had stopped moving as the traffic slowed down, waiting for the cars to move. Just then, a small white lorry had barrelled into it with great speed, reducing both cars to a pile of metal.

He quickly stepped back from the window, shaking his head rapidly. He’d rather be homeless than live here.

© 2016

Sunday Photo Fiction, July 10th 2016

10 responses to “The Apartment”

  1. Nice read,, check out my site

    1. Thank you!

  2. The events of the days in a very populated area can be overwhelming and destructive , giving one the feeling of unease. I think this person is feeling this even while living in an apartment and wants to be free of such events. The emotions are quite evident in this story. Well done. 😐

    1. Thank you! This person definitely shouldn’t be living in such a populated area – I fully agree with you about it giving him a feeling of unease.

  3. His emotions were very tangible. Very well penned! ☺

    1. Thanks! 🙂

  4. Sounds like an awful place; time to move!

    1. Definitely awful and not a place he should be living in! Thanks for reading 🙂

  5. Not somewhere I would like to live. Good story. I love the description of how cold it is.

    1. Thank you! I definitely wouldn’t like to live there either!

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