The challenge: 105 words including:
… the blackness just enveloped me…
A New Reality
I woke to total darkness. The blackness just enveloped me. I checked that my eyes were really open. They were. Only one explanation then. I must have gone blind overnight. I would have to get used to a new reality without sight.
I thought of all the things I would never see again except in my mind’s eye. The view from the window. The sunset over the sea. My children’s changing faces as they grew up. Then I heard something. At least my hearing was all right.
First whispering, then giggling. I reached up and pulled something down.
“Who put this blackout sheet over me?”