The drop

© Copyright - Rachel Bjerke

I existed. Why? What am I part of?  I never knew.

I looked around me.

We all existed. Why? What are we part of? We never knew.

Some of us disappeared.

How? Where to? We never knew.

Until the day I met him.

His touch transformed me.

I lost my form. I rose.

I saw all that I could be. The possibilities were endless.

Snow, Ice, mist….

Anything but a drop of stagnant water in an abandoned fountain that I was ,all my life.

I dropped. That was my last memory.

I existed. Why?

I vaguely remembered something about possibilities.


The above 100 word Allegorical story/Poem is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Field each week. Photo prompt  © Copyright – Rachel Bjerke.


27 responses to “The drop

  1. Dear Ansumani,

    Intriguing take on the prompt. Nicely done.




  2. For me, this is a little dark (not a bad thing) that one could read a lot into. Well done!


    • ‘Existential crisis’ is a little dark indeed… that outdoor kitchen/fountain in the picture ,that exists for a purpose, but now is not serving its purpose anymore…

      Thanks for sharing what this story made you helps me to see if i got my intent across.

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  3. It’s just a drop of water, but it could be most of us humans, too. It’s all a matter of perspective. Stagnant water is also full of life. 🙂


  4. Thought-provoking and very poetic. A joy to read. Like it!


  5. I guess we will never know why we exist…You have written it nicely! I likeS (s intentionally) it 🙂


  6. Great read. Make you ponder, well, everything.


  7. A drop of water.. I can see it clinging before being released.. what an intriguing allegory.. could mean so much more..

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  8. I wonder who “he” is and how his touch transformed the drop.


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  9. Very nicely done. An intriguing post and open to interpretation by the reader.


  10. Great show of existential angst here. And never trust the sun!


  11. Something to ponder! Cool take on the prompt.


  12. Loved this! Great use of the prompt, and what a profound perspective on something as simple as water.


  13. “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea.”
    ― E.E. Cummings


  14. Fascinating. I like the pace of this, and the concept is intriguing.


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