lines

She’d cavorted freely all around. Around him and abound. His presence neither hindering nor aiding, but a steady anchor in the hurricanes that usually shook her every now and then.

There was always a freedom and the liberty that she took for granted. He’d never stopped her. A fondness that they shared mutually. The hiccups and the yawns made it all normal. A life ordinaire. The usual thin bed of roses with the thorns numbing the prick as they poked through.

Mistrust, dialogs, and decibels.

A mesh descends extending its slimy fingers around her. She stands transfixed, watching lines form steadily. Black, deep and repugnant, they mock at her. Taunting. Tempting. The promise of a smile and a warmth that would melt the darkness away.

She hesitates, unsure.

The caged borders held a familiar comfort. The known pain was a comfort compared to the harshness outside. An asylum in retrospect.

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13 replies on “lines”
  1. says: ajcl

    though i enjoy your writings immensly, i refrain from commenting, for the fear of sounding extremely dumb on such amazing works such as this one. but I just could not hold back today.. the last 3 lines- AWESOME!! what depth and meaning.. your writings dont ever feel to evoke the wows.

    1. says: rads

      ajcl, Oh please! There's no such thing as dumb and wow – we just write, everyone's entitled to an opinion and feedback and whatever else that comes to mind. Please feel free to comment, will be hugely appreciated. Esp for things you may not agree with you know..

  2. says: Bala

    Abstract and nice.

    Reminds me of a poem I read a couple of decades ago:

    'A caged bird,
    she had only imagination to fly with'

  3. says: Michelle

    though i enjoy your writings immensly, i refrain from commenting, for the fear of sounding extremely dumb on such amazing works such as this one. but I just could not hold back today.. the last 3 lines- AWESOME!! what depth and meaning.. your writings dont ever feel to evoke the wows.

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