The Silence


The silence in the room was as thick as custard. A slight breeze gave the room some vitality and lightened the heavy atmosphere. Two women sat opposite each other. One wore a red dress and the other a checkered blouse. Neither one spoke. No words were needed to express their emotions or thoughts towards each other.

The lady in red began to smile. It completely transformed her face. Her name was Sandra. She was very insistent when expressing her opinion to the other lady, Delia. Sandra and Delia knew each other through their work as psychologists. They both were had begun meeting on mondays since July. It was now December.

Each Monday they spent catching up. Sandra was more outgoing compared to Delia. She dominated the conversation more often and it was the reverse for Delia. Delia did not mind. She thirsted to continue the conversation as long as possible. She was a very attentive listener.

One day Sandra came to Delia’s house highly distressed
“I’ve been fired!” (Sandra)
“Oh no!” (Delia)
“I’m so distraught!” (Sandra)
“Is there anything I can do to make you feel better?” (Delia)
“Not really” (Sandra)

Delia was there to comfort Sandra. They spent the rest of the evening talking about cats.

“I have two cats” (Sandra)
“Cool, I only have one cat.” (Delia)
“What’s her name?” (Sandra)
“Her name is Sophie, what about yours?” (Delia)
“Shadow and Missy.” (Sandra)

The conversation continued for another hour. The sun began to set so they took the conversation inside Delia’s house. They went back to talking about work. Sandra needed to find a new job and Delia was determined to helping Sandra finding one. It was not going to be an easy task.

Published by ArianaRose

I’m hoping to become a writer, playwright & novelist. I'm also considering becoming a Historian or librarian at this stage in life. I'm looking for opportunities in performance writing and publishing short stories in literary magazines. I study English and Creative Writing at university.

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