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Sherlock Drabble: Negative Afterimage (JWP 2015 #8) - CaffieneKittySpace
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Sherlock Drabble: Negative Afterimage (JWP 2015 #8)
Title: Negative Afterimage
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Alternate Postings: AO3
Rating/Content: PG13, visual trick, arty musings. Set in 2.03
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: Not my world.
Notes: Written for watsons_woes July Writing Prompt #8: The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Summary and title from Wikipedia.

Summary: An afterimage is a non-specific term that refers to an image continuing to appear in one's vision after the exposure to the original image has ceased.


Negative Afterimage


John remembers that the sky was blue. He left to help Mrs Hudson and the sky was sunshine blue. When he returned it was grey. Like it knew. That dark silhouette against clouds, burning into John's retinas; Sherlock cutting himself out of the world. Falling from the grey sky, his shadows dragging him down.

When the bicycle struck John and his eyes shut, only a moment - he wants me to keep my eyes fixed on him - the residual black-on-grey image reversed; white on sable. A simple trick of the eye, showing John his friend's form surrounded by darkness, glowing.

-.-.-
(that's it)

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ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: July 9th, 2015 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 9th, 2015 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks.
gardnerhill From: gardnerhill Date: July 10th, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
(wibble)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 13th, 2015 02:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
*hands you tissues*
methylviolet10b From: methylviolet10b Date: July 18th, 2015 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. Evocative and sad.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: July 20th, 2015 07:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
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