Wood and Water

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

All of the steps it took, and suddenly we are all only ourselves.

There was a tall wooden door, it's lock fitted for an old key. There was my mothers angry face, and then it smiled. She sat me on the bench and I was handed a glass of water, the water dripped down it's sides, the colours slipping through. 

There was rain from the sky, dripping on my face softly. Yellow ugg boots on my feet, my coat was zipped up tightly, keeping me safe.

Bubbles down the drain, the water mixing in. My body floated in red, and then blue, then green and yellow. My body pouring down the drain, twirling to a bottom nonextistent and black. 

A bright day with white clouds, green grass, yellow sandpits.

A swing at midnight, solitary, the lights further away, distant strangers. There was the sky, bright and moon hanging there too. 

Cold rain falling again, slowly and then quickly. It settled into my clothing, my blazers and my white shirt. My red leather bag repelling the drops, the books safe. Sitting on the swing in the rain, settling into my clothing, soaking in and making me shiver.

A bright day, the scent of the soil wet from the day before, warm from the sun. The trees tall and swinging lightly, dropping leafs into my hair. Blonde yellow hair, and then brown.

Whistling in the woods with my brother. My friend falling from the tree, blood on the pavement and tears. Plastic dinosours on the tree trunks, my brothers young face smiling and laughing.

My hands on the desk as I write, the blue ink soaking into the paper quickly. Looking past myself again, through the window, the day barely starting and the weather changing. 


Submitted: July 03, 2021

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