The shock of the new.
Perhaps she did not consider the effect the place might have on her. The past obliterated with the exception of few things: a desk with a missing drawer, a small wooden chair with a worn leather cushion, three boxes of books and some reproduction paintings (without frames) bundled up together in saran wrap turned to the fresh white wall. Flattened. Almost non-existant. Almost missed in the emptiness of the room that should have felt familiar but instead left her undone.
(continued excerpts, image and text, from a work in progress by Monika Sosnowski)