The unsaid

by joetwo

Words ending mid-flow

After the build-up

The detailed description

The atmosphere expertly painted

The characters placed and waiting

Left now to the reader


It is the reader who finishes the piece

Their imagination who ends the tale

The shooting of the rifle

The push of the knife

The transit of the bullet

The glorious success, the bitter defeat


The strength of the unsaid is in the mind of the beholder

Each reading, each ending, is unique

The product of the hopes, the fears of the reader

Emotional baggage, years of experience

All released by the powers of the unsaid

A gift to the reader, unlocking the power of their own imagination


 Once again I find myself inspired by the works of scriptor obscura. Check out her stuff. Keep up the good work Scriptor!