This was written for the Two for Tuesday Challenge #20. Prompt: Black Velvet.
I noticed a softness against my cheek, then the ghost of an ache I couldn’t justify – the idea that my skin and muscles wanted to scream in pain but didn’t know why.
I managed to sit up on the black velvet sofa, only to find myself dizzy from hunger, tiredness and confusion. There were equally dark, glossy sofas outlined against jet walls. Ebony cloth was draped over what I hoped were windows, but could just as easily have been mirrors to the room’s dark interior.