• haywirehay commented on the post, endless 3 years ago

    GIVE IT UP.

    She wanted it etched into her skin with a deep dark knife. Maybe she would change, but would likely only remember until the blood stopped flowing.

    “I can only see red, anyways.”

    You will never break free. It will never stop. Stoop. Come walk all over me. It wasn’t until she reached the end that she realized she was looking…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, radius 4 years, 7 months ago

    “Where are they coming from?” I asked in a low, urgent tone.

    “Shut up,” Laura snarled. She had her fingers curled in her hair, hunched over, she looked completely and violently ill. But her eyes were glowing that fierce red, and my hair stood on edge. She was deeper beyond the Veil than I had ever seen her go. How far could she see, with the…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, violet 4 years, 8 months ago

    “Do you think if I yell loud enough, someone will hear me?” I asked, but I heard only the sound of all the colors.

    I thought the rainbow would keep me company, there in the garden, but the only thing that changed was my outlook. I could look up into the sky and see blue, endless blue, and it would stay that way until I decided that the sky…[Read more]

  • I reached out with fingertips of frosted ice. When I made contact, something flushed through my body, something warm.

    “Is this what it feels like to be adored?” I murmurred.

    “No,” he said, and he stepped away. “It is what it feels like to be loved.”

    The difference between the two was something I could not yet comprehend at that point.…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, illogical 4 years, 8 months ago

    By the time I met you, it was too late in the day to go anywhere else than Fat Mike’s Donut Shop. I didn’t know where else to go. The probability that you would find me attractive was just too far out of the sphere of my understanding. Math, I understood. Problems, logic, that sort of thing. But what I couldn’t understand was a girl with ash-brown…[Read more]

  • There was something off about the way that he was looking at me. The more I stared at him, the more his face seemed to melt, and his features seemed to blend together into a pot of emotions, feelings, and memories. I wanted nothing more than to look away, but I couldn’t. People talk about freight trains, crashes, that sort of thing when they say…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, revved 5 years ago

    I never meant to start before the stop was set in place. I found nothing to hold me back there at the starting block, save for the lead feeling in my heart that ran all the way to the soles of my feet. Ready. Ready. Set. Set. Stay, hold on a moment. Did I leave the stove on at home? What a thing to think of at this moment, on the break of…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, belated 5 years ago

    There was something slightly off about that afternoon. It was almost like I had slipped down the rung of a rather unforgiving ladder. Everything felt slanted sideways, shifted slightly to either the left or the right. Ten degrees off of Okay. That’s how I would have described it.

    “What’s wrong?” said he.
    “Nothing,” said I, but it was a lie.…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, spiral 5 years, 1 month ago

    Don’t let go, don’t let go. Look at me. Look at me. It’s happening now — it’s happening fast. Stay strong, stay calm. Look at me. You will be okay. You will be fine. I love you. You are everything you need. Do not look back. Do not look behind you. Do not think about me, do not think about us. You will be okay. Just believe me. Trust me, if you…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, derby 5 years, 1 month ago

    There was something about being there, that I found fulfilling and exotic. Things whizzed around. I saw space from outside the port window, but I knew how far away we were from the Outer Edge. This was the life of the exclusive, this was the life of the rich, and I was able to experience it — through him. I felt like Cinderella. I felt like once…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, third 5 years, 1 month ago

    I watch them file in line. One step, two steps, one foot in front of the other. There is something off about it all. The screams. The lights. The cameras. Maybe it’s the lack of action. One dot next to the other, connected only by a song, a verse, a chorus that I did not write but that I still have to see put into action. But this is what it means…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, unkempt 5 years, 1 month ago

    You draw the blinds and I fall into you. I kiss what is left of us, and give you a pat on the back. Good job. Nice run. Good plays. Let’s box it all up and do it again next week, next month, next year. There’s something comforting about the mess, about the way you left me. Something nice in the fact that we can never see it be this way again.…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, pines 5 years, 5 months ago

    Ten little trees overlooking the ridge. The first was the tallest, the proudest, the longest, the loudest. He said things that the others did not hear, for he had his head in the clouds. The second was smaller, wider, wanted to fly farther, higher, but could not for she was buried too deep in the ground. The third was absurd, a strange reach far…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, biblical 5 years, 5 months ago

    I gasped and scraped my belly on the desert, rough, torn, searing. I gasped for water that I could not drink. I have been cast out and torn down from the place of resting, but something keeps me pressing on.

    Where are you, O Lord? I hear the cry somewhere in the back of my mind. Between the water turning into wine and the many lions dens, I…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, versatile 5 years, 6 months ago

    I screamed when you slipped out of my hands. I saw you plunge, I saw the cliff face rise up to meet you, but you somehow twisted in the air and you landed on your feet. The force of the blow shattered something in you that you were not prepared to lose, and it affected your foundation, your standing, how you viewed yourself and how I could never…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, scuba 5 years, 6 months ago

    It was a little scary to take the plunge, but I think I did okay. The water closed in over my head and I begin to feel that sort of weightlessness that you always heard talk about, but you don’t ever experience until you take the plunge, over the side of the boat, and into the unknown.

    They told me that everything would be okay, but before I…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, senator 5 years, 6 months ago

    It’s getting old, this routine. All the pens and the papers and the trips to the offices. I wish I could just find another way to get through to you, without the trails and the ordered cars and the wishes and the publicity. What sort of debates do you think we’re going to win, staying up this late? Where could I go to try and get you to see things…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, overjoyed 5 years, 6 months ago

    There’s something wrong with me, with how I feel. A quivering sensation in the back of my mind. It cools what’s hot, and heats me up when I am alone. There is a sensation that I have been missing, and it started somewhere deep inside me, grounded around me, raised and grown and nurtured. There is something that I would like to call “joy” and that…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, timid 5 years, 6 months ago

    “I MADE THIS FOR YOU!” I want to scream it, I want to thrust the box of potted plants into your arms, I want you to see what I have done, but the plants are rotting, they are withering away and they have not moved and I am afraid.

    I am a voice that will not be raised. I am something else from the shorter times, from the waiting, and from all…[Read more]

  • haywirehay commented on the post, beckoning 5 years, 7 months ago

    AHH! Don’t tell them that we are here. I could only get away for one moment. But I saw the look in your eyes, I saw you wave for me. I could not say no, but I do not think they will let me say yes.

    I digress. Here I am. I am yours, use me as you need me. Whether as an instrument of death or a tool for some greater purpose.

    We will fly far…[Read more]