• Ashi commented on the post, glow 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    She’s been gone too long, years removed from the flames that used to burn from the tips of her fans. It will take time, dedication, perseverance to relearn tricks of old and master those of new, but one day she will burn again, worthy of the tool that calls to her through their flickers licking the wind.

  • Ashi commented on the post, crumble 3 months, 1 week ago

    You watch as everything dear to you crumbles, all but a hollow artifice masquerading as happy relationships, met goals. But this is the world you deluded yourself into seeing in desperate hopes all could be well. The world is not perfect.

  • Ashi commented on the post, others 5 months ago

    There are others out there, people who could potentially be a part of your life should you so choose to extend them a hand. But there’s always a risk in forging bonds. Some connections are flimsy. Others only stay strong until a need is met.

  • Ashi commented on the post, resignation 5 months, 1 week ago

    You turn in your resignation, and just after that you’re gone. You have nothing to do with this life anymore. You’re going to move on, regardless how difficult, trying, and painful it promises to be because change doesn’t come easy. But there are times when you need to turn to the next page.

  • Ashi commented on the post, dating 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    She laughed at the thought. Her, spending every waking moment with a significant other, and if not physically, then thinking of them, imagining every curve and contour of their face, wondering what they were doing at that very moment and thinking should I call?

  • Ashi commented on the post, olive 10 months ago

    Her olive green eyes gleaned gold under the summer sun. She walked across the sand, ready to sink into the cool waves, and the light danced upon the water, ready to welcome her in.

  • Ashi commented on the post, climate 10 months, 1 week ago

    You have to analyze the social climate to know what’s okay and disastrous to do with company. But you’ve never been good at it, so you always cower inside and hide within crowds, placidly, if not looking glassy, nodding your head in agreement while hoping someone doesn’t yet at the same time does notice you in the sea of heads.

  • Ashi commented on the post, graceful 10 months, 1 week ago

    You try to navigate the corkscrew of social interactions, but dealing with your feelings and their feelings and trying to prioritize who when just tires you out. You’re not graceful. You’ll never be a social butterfly.

  • Ashi commented on the post, armor 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    You wear your apathy like a suit of armor, impenetrable even to the sharpest, keenest emotion. You stand unmoved even though all the laughter, joy, hate, and cruelty make you want to crumple in a mess of bone and limbs and wail for all humanity.

  • Ashi commented on the post, noise 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    You try to stifle the noise, clap your palms over your ears, but it only creates a cavern that amplifies the sound. You release your hands, but they’re still whispers in your head that you can’t shake.

  • Ashi commented on the post, barbeque 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    You bite into the tangy, grilled flesh and taste a tinge of orange, lemon, and cinnamon. The sauce dribbles from your chin and paints your fingers caramel — hardly a picture of grace. But here you sit under umbrellas on the back porch, music blaring, friends and family’s chatter and laughter a soundtrack to this scene to be remembered but never relived.

  • Ashi commented on the post, patio 11 months, 1 week ago

    You sit out on your patio. The day crawls by, slowly, inching along in the baking heat. The sun toasts your skin with a bronze glow.

  • Ashi commented on the post, burning 11 months, 1 week ago

    The burning in his chest flares sometimes. Other times, it crumbles into a light smolder the warms from the inside but still festers as a constant ache. Even though it was the right decision, it never leaves him hurting.

  • Ashi commented on the post, legendary 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Legendary implies grandiose, larger than anything that can be fathomed. But like with so many turns of phrase, overuse has diminished its impact, made it into nothing more than hollow words aspiring but not quite reaching what it really wants to be.

  • Ashi commented on the post, unhealthy 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    It’s unhealthy, they say and you read and you drill into your mind ten times over. But for whatever reason, the habit’s hard to kick. Without even realizing, you fall back on what feels comfortable, safe. But it’s not good for you in the long run, so how do you quit?

  • Ashi commented on the post, savings 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    You put a little bit aside for later. It’ll come in handy someday, in case of emergency or of spontaneous need to disappear and escape. You’ll have enough soon enough, but you just have to keep building.

  • Ashi commented on the post, endless 1 year, 2 months ago

    It’s an endless stream of thought. There isn’t a final destination, just a point where the cycle restarts and you relive the entire sequence over again. Even though you’ve figured out what’s wrong, what mistakes you’ve committed and how to fix them, you’re doomed to repeat them till the end of time.

  • Ashi commented on the post, settlement 2 years, 5 months ago

    We settled on the terms, on the contract. It’s written in ink and paper, sealed with our good word and promises. You can’t back out, or what kind of person does that make you? No person is nothing without honesty, integrity, the backbone to support what they’ve pledged to do.

  • Ashi commented on the post, ingredients 2 years, 6 months ago

    Ingredients for every recipe, every concoction and creation made to be eaten or drunk. To follow it to the T, every precise direction and measurement? Or to veer off into one’s ingenuity or imagination, create something new out of something existing, to make something of your own and call yourself a god.

  • Ashi commented on the post, toadstool 2 years, 6 months ago

    A stroll through the unexplored forest behind your cottage brings you to a patch of toadstools, each little umbrellas sticking out from the ground ready to be picked. But as appetizing as they may look, gleaming in their succulent tans, one of these can hold a poison that makes you see and hear what not exists.