The Fool's Ruins

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

A very, very short descriptive piece about a lost city.

 

The Fool's Ruins

The gateway stood underneath an arch patterned brown and green from rust, occasionally falling off in flaky pieces, and choking ivy wound over some long-forgotten letters, reaching their greedy green fingers out towards the doors. One door was made of what used to be oak wood, all but rotted away, and the other a door of silver, blackened and stained with rust. Woven in thick layers around the entire place you could feel the loneliness, the desolation of the place, crying out for somebody, anybody, to help restore the deserted ruin of a city.

Tall, gloomy trees with rotted trunks embraced the ruin's wall, and they stood still, not even a slight breeze rustling the leaves. Leaves, bright red, orange, brown, and black, that were only found scattered across the floor, a cackling carpet that crackled with leering laughter at every step taken towards the doors. 

A thin, feeble ray of sunlight suddenly shot through the sky and softly touched the silver door, and then disappeared just as quickly. But the silver door slowly, creakily, with movements like that of an aged man, opened, as if inviting you in. A sudden gust of wind, whipping around you like your own personal tornado, whispering in its wispy voice, “Go on... Go on, iffff you dare... Ressstore it to itsss former glory and riiichesss, iffff you dare... Riiichesss...” Taunting and teasing, tempting and fooling.

Are you still willing to take the risk? I am not fooling you. Enter if you must... But beware the lost souls.


Submitted: September 21, 2012

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