ResilienceWhen I was young, I loved to watch my father work. I used to think sparks were dangerous, so I would sit far enough away that the fire could not reach me. But I could still feel the heat, watching sparks rise high into the smoky air.Resilience4 years ago in Be a Spark Challenge More Like This
I was terrified of darkness. I would sleep with a candle burning to protect me, but shadows invaded my dreams. I pretended I was a dragon, filled with flames. Fearless.
No one believes in dragons anymore. No one believes in fire, either. I've grown up into the age of electricity, where fire is too hot and too wild to touch. Why risk burning yourself when light and heat are ready at the flip of a switch? It's much safer to shiver in the glow of civilization than to risk getting burnt.
The lights of cities surround me, outshining the stars. The mess of humanity clusters around the light like moths. They're all just afraid of the dark. I think back to the years I spent pretending to be brave.
When I was young, I loved to watch my mother light
An Ever-fixed MarkAn Ever-fixed Mark4 years ago in Literature Entries More Like This
Eight minutes. He had eight minutes. He stared at the miraculous clock. One last chance to see her, her beautiful face. His heart pounded in time with his head: Hurry, hurry, hurry. One more turn, and he can turn back time, to apologize, to amend. One more turn, and he can---
She would be alive again.
--see her eyes, full and alive. The long-hidden dreams, steeped deeply within his soul, rose once more.
Severus brushed by the students, so preoccupied with this one thought that he forgot even to snarl. In the faint back of his mind, he realized that the Carrows were yelling at him. And then he was in front of the Gryffindor entrance. He stepped forward
--right into Minerva. "WHAT do you think you are doing?" she hissed," Out for fresh meat, aren't you, you slimy COWARD!"
The word rang in his mind, and his eyes finally noticed Minerva. Her hair was a wild mess, and her face screwed in anger. And Minerva's eyes burned a fiery light, just like her's. Seve
You are...You are...4 years ago in Written Entries More Like This
When you smile, the Universe sparkles in your eyes. Those dusky lips stretch back and a supernova explodes into view. Through you, the world opens up into a portal of pure ecstasy and bliss. You are everything that I have ever known and yet at the same time I've never seen anything so heavenly.
You are a cool Mountain breeze. A valley stream, a winter snow fall, and a Daffodil bobbing in the sunlight. A Dolphin, dancing in the waves, a proud Stag, your crown of antlers held aloft, you are the sunny breeze and field-barbs in a Horse's frolicking mane. A baby's smile, a Roosters crow, a Whale's song, and a Butterfly's delight. Icicles dripping from a waterfall, busy Bees harvesting honey. An Elephant's wisdom. An Elephant's innocence.
You are the mirror to our world. The mirror to our souls.
Though the eyes I have now are the same that I was born with, the sight of your reflection in my face has awakened visions I only ever dreamed I would see in the farthest reaches of my soul. You stan