Stories tagged “SILENCE”

  • Fractal Realities: The Sound of Fear

    Cicadas sang in the heat of the day. Mostly. But it was well past sundown and the night was far from silent. It overflowed with strange sounds, as if the darkened woods themselves were awake and agitated. It wasn't just the pulsing buzz of the cicadas e…

    Posted 6 months ago
  • Partners in Crime

    We ran. It had been a narrow escape. The police drones were stopped by the casino doors and the security cameras didn't cover the alleys well. Two buildings over we climbed the fire escape to watch the cruisers scream and screech to a halt, too late to ca…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • In Shuddering Silence

    Wallowing in loneliness and sadness, I sank in it, deep, up to my chin. Candles burning in effigy surrounded a warm bath of my misery.

    I thought I had gotten past this. I thought that the first time you took a piece of my heart and smashed it that I had …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Is this Fractured Dance a Mirage (Poem)

    Do we orbit or dance? An orbit

    is a dance

    of gravity, energy, mass.

    Are you afraid of collisions?

    honestly, I'm not sure what you could fear.

    I'm afraid--afraid of missing.

    Afraid that the twisting shadows,

    strangely posing are deceptions

    wit…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Silence . . . Grows

    Dinner was terse.

    Another Tuesday night, another dinner hosted by my parents. Generally, I looked forward to our Tuesday nights. My parents were both good cooks. I loved both of them, though it took me a long time to grow up and appreciate them.

    Financi…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Silent Loud Thoughts

    Has your mind ever been so loud in thoughts, that when something makes you stop thinking.. you realize how deadly silent the air around you actually was? That's how I felt today.

    Silence

    I never realized how busy my mind was- whether in lists of to-dos,…

    Posted 2 years ago