For two years the noises are inside my head, an inescapable ringing and buzzing that the consultants are unable to correct. Test results show the condition to be slowly worsening, and my days are spent craving a silence, an escape from the internal ringing that keeps me awake and unable to function.
Then one morning I wake to find the ringing has stopped. My sleep has been uninterrupted and I feel fully rested. Excitedly I wake my wife to tell her the news and she turns round to face me, mouthing back her silent congratulations as she does so.
A 100 word story based on the photo prompt from the Friday Fictioneers
Photo (c) J Hardy Carroll