It’s been awhile, but I’m participating in Six Word Fridays. The prompt: purple. I took for inspiration one of the main characters of my novel, and wrote from his point-of-view, in his universe.
Purple is the color of fear.
It’s the shade of the bruise
beneath his eye and the sky
as he runs out of breath.
It tints the tips of trees
wine-red and stains the shadows
underfoot. It cobwebs under his skin,
mapping the veins of his gripped
hands. His fingertips swell and tingle
as the blood in the arteries
of his pumping arms collide with
his clenched fists.