Yes, the slacker has returned. 😉 And she finally took up the challenge. If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to, take a look at Chapter 4 of the Dragon Age fanfic under “Scribbles”. This goes back to my last post about writers and their OCDs. It’s a problem (and there’s still more to come).
These were written late last night in an effort to write, well, anything else. I call them flash fiction – no prep, quick, with little editing – stream of consciousness style.
“Help, I did something dumb.”
We all stared at her – various parts of her body were bandaged in a makeshift manner, there was a faint smell of burnt hair, and the lights from the room behind her flickered to an indiscriminate beat.
“All you had to do was keep watch.” The captain was flabbergasted.
“I was forced to get creative.”
Water quickly pooled at our feet, and continued to rise. There was a groan of metal and we all looked at one another worried.
“I said it was dumb.”
We lurched sideways.
“Will it at least work?” The captain asked gravely.
“I suppose we’ll soon find out.”
That was not reassuring.
She hadn’t set foot in the temple in a hundred years. It was both strange and familiar. Little had changed over the millennia, although it was beginning to show signs of age. She twirled the gray streak in her hair fondly with one hand as she gingerly let her other hand rest on one of the columns.
They had endured.
She began to hum a haunting melody; the sound filled the empty space. As the song swelled, her body moved in fluid rhythm until she positioned herself under the great rotunda and twinkling golden light shone down upon her. She had come to pay her respects, as she had done countless times before, and they in turn offered her their blessing.
Despite how she had witnessed the outside world change, this ritual allowed her to remember how it all began.
I knew I was dreaming. I always dreamt of him – the faceless man my heart knew.
I wore the same gown, we walked the same path…it was always the same.
I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream.
I found happiness in this place, but always felt a cold bitterness at its loss.
And I know it’s true that visions are seldom all they seem…
We always chased the fading sunlight, but today it seemed to grow brighter.
I shielded my eyes and saw a haloed figure.
That look in your eyes is so familiar…
I suddenly felt a warm breeze upon my face, a warm hand in my own.
A faceless man was helping me up.
You’ll love me at once…
“The way you did once.” He started.
“Upon a dream.” I finished.
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