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Monday, November 20th, 2006
21:17 - Twirl
Swirling streams of light cutting darkness with fire, spinning slowly, glowing embers curling down. The dancers catch the coal and flame high into the sky, smoky trails filling blackness, gone in the flash they were born in.

(share a leaf)

Saturday, January 14th, 2006
0:11 - Pane
Glass cracked through with cold and ice. The tree glitters, pine waving in the thin breeze slithering through the cracks, crackling tinsel waving. The tree stands, alone, waiting for the laughter to surround it as its known year after year after year, but this year is silent. The cold creeps in, everywhere, cold over the blackened scorch of the walls where once was burning heat.

(share a leaf)

Saturday, September 17th, 2005
20:06 - Invisible
Silent in the corner, she stares out into the dark, watching the thin lines slice through the air. There no place you can hide for them, no place where one doesn't catch a gleam of your thread or the glitter of your shoe. She wishes she could slide through those glares, no ripple, no draft to notice her passing.

(share a leaf)

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
23:04 - Yarn
She sat back and watch the glow of the campfire flicker about her face. Lined and weathered, the woman before her had seen a lot, no doubt about that. Heard a lot, felt a lot. She watched the way her mouth moved as she talked, noting the brief smiles that flashed in her skin - not real smiles in this serious moment, but the years had marked their smiles on her.

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
23:54 - Energy
The beam I smile comes straight from the middle of me. Not my heart, it comes from somewhere deeper still, more central, even more me, and wells and bubbles until my heart giggles then it bursts through my teeth and pours into the room. But you can't see it through the wire connecting your ear to mine. I hope you can feel it.

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Monday, September 5th, 2005
23:53 - Circus
Ha, the whirl of the years as I blink and they fly by. Look at me ma, no hands! Still a child wavering on the tightrope, turning this way and that trying to find solid ground, only to slip off and find myself flailing in the air, feet desperately seeking solid ground. A circus, yes, where the clown cries, and I the tightrope walker scrunch my toes in the dirt, delighting in the earth under my feet again.

(share a leaf)

Sunday, March 13th, 2005
22:32 - Interior
The light flickered, casting shadows across her steering wheel. Damn, she muttered to herself irritably as she opened and slammed the door shut again. She looked over to her passenger; he'd noticed nothing. No surprise there really - in his zonked out state she could probably drive him straight into the harbour and he'd never twitch. Never twitch, that is, until the water filled his lungs...

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Sunday, February 27th, 2005
9:11 - Concept
That concept is something far reaching into the brain - made up of cells and blood, stretching four dimensions into places we cannot touch, but we can feel.

Feel the lines of concept leading off into infinity. On the horizon the two parallel lines become one. That's my future, there, she pointed.

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Friday, January 28th, 2005
13:15 - Offer
A twist of the hand, a simple gesture. She looks around forlornly, black rain dripping through her hair and running her mascara. This one? No... maybe this one? The cars splash through puddles and soak her feet. This one? The black car slows, gleaming in the rain, a hand waves acceptance.

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Tuesday, January 25th, 2005
7:29 - Ego
It bubbles away, just when I least expect it, just when I thought I'd conquered it, just when I thought I'd raised it up from a shy child. Takes some training, this tool, at once both a painful weapon and a strength. A knife drawn inward when too low, stabbing outward when too high.

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Thursday, December 16th, 2004
3:48 - Bypass
Screaming down the tarmac she grips the wheel tight in her fist and pulls it right, ever so gently feeding her car into the curve. Lights streak past her eyes, paint streams out the corners shaping the black road underneath her. It doesn't matter where this road goes, just knowing it goes away is all that counts.

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Wednesday, December 8th, 2004
5:07 - Thread
Catching the silver as it dangled before her eyes, she spun it wistfully around her fingers. Was there enough for an entire dream? She mused as she spun, imagining the great shape this thread could create, imagining where it could fly her too. The silver glints across her nails and she shifts her hand in the subtle light, watching the stars dance in her thread.website statistics

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004
5:37 - Pierce
Takes my breath away with the suddeness of it all. Voom, exhale, gone, never to return as I frantically cover my breast with my hands, but there's no point. Because of too sharp a point, buried deep and withdrawn but the hole gapes. Through my fingers the hope moves silently out and away and I ache, ache as my ego deflates and I'm left with nothing.

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Monday, November 15th, 2004
17:36 - Grade
Just here, she said as they reached the bottom of the cliffs. High above, the rocks trembled precariously. FALLING ROCKS DO NOT STOP she thought of the signs that lined the coast road, and laughed. They will when they hit me.

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2004
5:40 - Second
For the second time she stopped, paused, unable to take breath. For the second time she held her smile steady, as if it had the weight of reality behind it. For the second time life stood still but inside her mind raced with new possibilities, wiping away the decaying leaves of old sadness. For the second time.

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Tuesday, August 24th, 2004
12:06 - Awake
Eyes wired, tripping up awake from a slumber not even remembered. Did I fall? Did I slip into oblivion when I wasn't looking and suddenly now, bolt upright in this strange place that's so different to the dreams which have already faded to grey...

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Monday, July 19th, 2004
7:06
Oneword seems dead... *pouts*

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2004
7:46 - Logic
Logic - cold, hard... only clichés I can come up with. Perhaps a sign that logic is not my strongest point, although practicality can be. Except when it comes to footwear.

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Friday, June 25th, 2004
2:44 - Cardboard
Tired old box, slung into the corner and sagging against the wall. Once the proud bearer of all things useful, marked IMPORTANT: FRAGILE, but now empty and desolate. Quiet and alone. Once this box looked over the heights of a green forest, foliage tickling its hard skin, the breeze chilling on winter nights. Now warm, but alone, left to soak up the damp and sag.

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2004
1:50 - Raise
Raise the stakes higher and higher. Take them beyond your fear... It's easy to think small, to think safe. Live life and raise them, higher, higher, and yes you'll still come crashing down, but at least for the briefest of moments you'l seen above the clouds.

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