Brighter Than the SpotlightBrighter Than the Spotlight4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The downbeat starts the show
And every time we turn a page,
You're louder than the music
For your smile fills the stage.
The melody is playing
And the beauty may befall,
You're closer than the audience
For your face can move the hall.
The song begins right now
And with the other actors gone,
You're brighter than the spotlight
For your eyes keep beaming on.
I never hear the words
Because the figure there is you...
You're stronger than the curtain
For your voice just shines right through.
What He Doesn't SeeWhat He Doesn't SeeWhat He Doesn't See4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm popping out for a bit." John announced from the hallway. "Should be gone for a few hours, if you need me I'll be at-"
"-at Sarah's. Yes, I know." Sherlock supplied without looking away from his computer.
John stood stunned in the doorway. "How can you possibly know that?"
"Easy, you've just come from upstairs but you haven't entered the room. Instead, you are hovering near the coat rack with a hand covering your right pocket as you check for your house keys. Clearly, you're on your way out. It's too late for the clinics to be open so it's not work related. Plus, you put on cologne which you rarely do unless you want to be noticed but you usually overdo it when you met someone new. The fact that I can barely smell you means that you put on just enough to attract attention, but not too much so that you'll stand out. There are a few droplets of cologne on your left ear just below the lobe where there hasn't been enough time for it to sink into your skin, as