Balloons and Ribbons and Falling DownDisclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to any person, living or dead, is purely coincidental. The author owns exclusive rights to this story.Balloons and Ribbons and Falling Down10 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The wind felt wonderful. A light, gentle touch, caressing the taut surface created a soft whisper of sound the the child simply didn't hear. Holding tightly to the ribbon tied firmly to the mouth of his rubber friend, Eric made his way down the pavement. His summer flip-flops slapped against the black surface as he strolled along, walking when the wind swelled, and jogging when it ebbed.
“Whee!” Passers-by chuckled or grinned as he crossed their paths, his mind completely absorbed by the thought of flight of his newly acquired companion. “I bet the wind feels great up there,” he called out as he tossed his head back to address his high-flying friend.
Once his eyes were averted from the path in front of him, he accidentally bumped into another patron of the small school fair, and both
Blue PillHis dreams were a labyrinth of soft, feathery brushstrokes as rich as cobalt or an Egyptian blue. They began at the shore, the waves whirling in from shallow sea with white foam and sand spray, and cannonading against the collapsing coastline. Nevertheless, his feet were riveted to the trembling banks on which he stood. It was impossible to awaken from these stomach churning nightmares, Christian Holmes’s body slowly becoming submerged as he stood motionlessly, but it was what followed an hour or so afterward that really made him numb with fear.Blue Pill14 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Slowly, whatever surreal landscape his memory conjured would lose its remote, easy temper, the sky becoming a charcoal grey and often the rumble of subway cars roaring into the bleak night. The nineteen year old began his journey alone, but was inevitably accompanied by an unsuspecting passerby. He could recall the gruesome details of their deaths and the bloodbath of dismembered limbs.
He often dismis