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Well, uh, for those who know me this doesn't need explanation. When I get to a project, I make a promise and then go out of my way not to keep it. My world is full of half started, half worked on projects. Nothing to me has ever been worthwhile finishing and that which I had to finish, I finished half heartedly. The story a day promise I made, it's not meant to be kept. I just thought I'd clear that up for the readers before I start my next short story, hope you enjoy. 

We have lived underground for... no one really knows. Every 7th day we bow before a monument in the middle of a circle. It's circular with long shafts extending towards one half of the circle. I sometimes like to imagine that I could walk through the shafts like they wouldn't touch me but I don't live in a fairytale world. 

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The walls were shaking, I've never seen my family so scared. I'd ask them what it is but they could not answer. For answers I seeked in the library, devoid of even a moth. The books crumbled to the touch. It's been getting darker.

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My family's gone

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My family's gone.

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My family is gone. 

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It's been a while since I've written anything. In truth, I lost this journal. A woman gave it to me and left. She had hair unlike anything I've seen, yellow! Her eyes were blue, her body thin like... like nothing else. She did not speak to me, I think she cannot. I intend to follow her. 

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I saw her climbing a staircase yesterday. She is all I can think of now. I must catch up with her.

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The staircase is long, winding. There are thing, round things to stop me from falling, I owe my life to them. They are thin like her arms, but she is much thinner. I feel fat and short when I see her, the thought that she will not accept me is vivid to me. I have only hope as a candle.

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I can not do it! This pain that I feel now, it is like looking into a thousand candles. My only way is to close my eyes but what if I fall? What if this, what if that? If I fall I shall not see her again, if I do not press on I never will! 

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Today I will climb. If I fall, will I see the ones I loved? Will they be there at the bottom of the abyss? 

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I will close my eyes, I will ascend to whatever horrors the thousand flames brings me.

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It is unlike anything I'd ever dreamed. Today I see our monument, I see it! It is so much warmer than I'd ever thought possible. Around is so much colour, I could never explain how lovely. I leave here at the bottom step my journal to tell my story.

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