(Libby's previous story can be found here.)
Write up to 500 words using the photo prompt
of cherry blossoms.
While lost in thought, Libby heard a man’s voice say, “I’ve been waiting for you.” The tone was deep and demanding of respect. She swung her head around to see who had spoken to her. No one was there.
“Not there,” said the same voice impertinently.
She shook her head as if to make sure she wasn’t hearing voices.
“I’m in here and you are not crazy,” the voice said emphatically.
Libby stopped dead in her tracks. She knew without a doubt the voice had come from inside her mind. She sat on the bench at the side of the path, head in her hands, remembering the vision she had before of the man in the tuxedo at the top of the beautiful hill. When he had appeared, her thoughts had been interrupted by a phone call so she hadn’t tried to find out who he was; although she often imagined the flowery hill to calm herself when feeling anxious.
She thought she was thinking to herself but really mumbled aloud. “Are YOU the man in the tuxedo?” not believing she was actually asking.
“Indeed, I am.”
Okay, Libby thought. Ask the question you really want to know. “Are you my inner wisdom?"
“What do YOU think?” he replied in the same know-it-all pompous voice.