Happy New Year by WiltsWriter, literature
Happy New Year
‘Happy New Year.’ ‘You could maybe try to say it like you mean it, darling.’ I gesture at the broken glass sparkling across the living room carpet, wondering if my mother was being obtuse on purpose, but then I’d long since stopped trying to figure her out. ‘It wasn’t exactly a successful evening, was it?’ - this was one of the last times I saw either of them, actually. It seems … apt now that one of my last memories of my father is anger. His face apoplectic. Screwed up and red, apart from his lips which were strained into two white lines. I couldn’t tell you, even now, if he meant to throw the glass. I definitely don’t think he meant to hit the cabinet. It had belonged to his mother. It stuck in his craw that she had left it to me in her will, but even so. I don’t think he’d have wanted to see it destroyed. And certainly not by something he would have dismissed as histrionics had they happened to somebody else - ‘Well, the
Running by ariya-sacca, literature
It's a new day, and I go for a run. Songs play in my ears, pounding in my veins, igniting tired muscles. I run away from ghosts, and painful regrets. Heart beating fast, racing to catch myself, but I am slow and heavy. Ancient beast that I am. My future lies ahead, running like a gazelle, faster than thought, faster than light, urging me on, like the stories... of will-o'-the-wisp. I run on holy land, filled with trees, calling out to me, to remember my path.
Scatterlings and Cantations by chasphrey, literature
Scatterlings and Cantations
Scatterlings of stars… cantations of clouds… Visions floating a fingerwidth above… In labyrinthine caverns… in smoke of funeral pyres… Hallucinations… imaginations… spirit animals… Follow! They may lead into an otherwise unknown No! Do not stop… hesitation leads towards smallness… Smallness towards invisibility… invisibility towards forgotten… Forgotten towards an unimagined soul… Digesting in devouring indifferent acid… Puddling formless… and a nothing… A nothing so profound…? swallowing…