Chink in the ArmorChink in the ArmorChink in the Armor3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was all quite beautiful the setting, the ceremony, the bride and groom. It looked beautiful, it smelled beautiful, and it sounded beautiful. Shell, Raph bet even the cake was gonna taste beautiful.
But he just couldn't take it anymore. He had to get out; Raph needed desperately to get away from everyone and out into the open air. He simply had to be alone.
Raphael managed to make it outside and away from his families prying eyes. He didn't want to ruin April's perfect day, but damned if he could dry the tears that had begun to course down his cheeks.
He pounded the side of his fist into the railing and looked out over the water. Even the damn view was beautiful.
Raph had held it together while the photograph's were taken, grinning like some big dumb ape in a monkey suit all while his insides were tying themselves into knots. He really had thought he'd make it throug
Odyssey II Ch.8 Entry: BrethrenMaya wore confusion on her face.Odyssey II Ch.8 Entry: Brethren2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Paul had always been short with words; this time would be no different.
"I know everything now."
Maya watched as he floated upwards through the hole in the ceiling.
There was no time to tell her what he had seen. What it was like to die while psychically connected to another being and how, in that moment, the mind-soul rides that tether like a roller coaster searching for the end of the track. That he rode that tether through the mind of Tal'shen and then into its mother, witnessing their lives, truths and stories.
No time to explain that he knew her race, perhaps better than her. That for millennia these stained glass people worshiped science as humans worshiped gods, and evolved a culture of unraveling the complex mysteries of the mathematical universe. They were a race that evolved exponentially because each was dedicated to self-improvement. He saw that, over time, there was a great shift - physical and mental - and an age came to pass when their mi