Sitting on trains looking out of windows at the rain is enough for me. We talk about unravelling, like when a yarn becomes disentangled and unwoven from its piece, or when a life frays about the seams. We don’t talk of ravelling, winding up like a thread onto a spool, like from lace into a knot.
In the dark the train makes slow progress. And I think everyone can see that I’m wound up tight. Though, I’ve spent so long travelling I’ve started untravelling. It’s like the curiosity that makes the cat roam, they plot a new map and they never come home.
About '1 to 100 Words'
“Are you a travelling addict? Or are you one of those people who says “it’s good to travel but it’s good to come home?” How do you struggle with homesickness when on longer trips? Or do you just revel in freedom when you’re exploring the world? We’d love to know what you think, let us know in the comments or find us on twitter.”
Each week I will be writing a flash fiction piece using a one word prompt as inspiration. If you would like to get involved, and provide a word for the ‘1 to 100 words’ project comment below or on social media.
All artwork and words is written by myself, Amy Leonard.