Radiance of Reality

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just a quick poetry-inspired story with some vivid imagery. It offers an exaggerated view of my life.

My gaze stretches out onto the image of the dazzling, star-filled pond. I stagger closer, releasing the grasp on my bow and arrows; they tumble to the ground. My eyes are clouded, and hatred overwhelms me like a tornado over a village. As I near the shore, I drop to my knees. My eyes become streams, quietly flowing in the heat of summer. My hands are dripping with the blood and weight of my faults... my failures. I throw my head up to the sky and the stars, just a bit more real than the pond's deceit. Please... please... these sights are too much. I am on the edge of the fall into oblivion.

The imprisoning silhouettes of fantasy fade. A silent breeze passes over my face, and returns my teardrops to the vast ocean of the universe. The blessed radiance of reality pours over the horizon, and there is light...


Submitted: January 20, 2014

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