• natty commented on the post, tales 6 years, 6 months ago

    It cracked – the fire did.
    Noticed by none, it continued, in no demure.
    An old man continued too.
    As all heard his pauses, and rises, and falls.
    The fire – it cracked.

  • natty commented on the post, detention 7 years, 2 months ago

    There are 246 tiles on the floor. 246. And the room is a rectangle. I know because the tiles aren’t the same amount on the length and width. It’s terribly sad everyone one who sits at this desk is going to have to […]

  • natty commented on the post, persons 7 years, 3 months ago

    “How many?”

    Five. I wanted to say five. It was always five. When had it not been? I couldn’t remember a time. Say anything different was insolence, I knew that. Why do they have to ask, must I be reminded […]

  • natty commented on the post, pour 7 years, 3 months ago

    I was glad of it. I could see the hills rolling around us, and the other mud huts dotting them. I could see we were surrounded. And I was glad of it. Glad to have the tears of the heavens angrily diving into the […]

  • natty commented on the post, mayor 7 years, 3 months ago

    A large, round, brusque man walked to the microphone. He seemed to gather up his words before he spoke, they were buried deep within his large frame. As a man who’d done his job well, but maybe a bit too long for […]

  • natty commented on the post, cathedral 7 years, 3 months ago

    Full of awe, cold stones, cold hearts, and irony, they stand as a testimony of too many things:

    Of man’s ability to build upward, but not inward.

  • natty commented on the post, straw 7 years, 3 months ago

    There wasn’t anything like coming home, home way out here and across the ocean, after that. After all that. Home was like a dream and war was your life. You wouldn’t believe it ended, it was too big for that. […]

  • natty commented on the post, brief 7 years, 3 months ago

    There has to be the knowledge of a thing, in order for your understanding of it to shine through. The goal is: concise, succinct, clear. In short, if it is short because it’s made up and not true, it will show; if […]

  • natty commented on the post, racket 7 years, 3 months ago

    As she sat I could see it building within her. She was trying to ignore hearing, which caused the feeling she had. But when your work is that important and all of you shows up to write, the smallest hard noises […]

  • natty commented on the post, nest 7 years, 3 months ago

    It occurred to him as he sat and tugged methodically at his pipe, the vast and peculiar way in which Nature mirrors our own natural state. He had traveled and seen, and conversed, and inspired and been inspired, […]

  • natty commented on the post, treaty 7 years, 3 months ago

    He poised his body and focused all he had on appearing calm. Meanwhile his mind was whirring past him. He kept his pen steady; Be Natural. Easy. Even Cheerful. He laughed internally.

    Much was riding on this […]

  • natty commented on the post, convict 7 years, 3 months ago

    Time was stopped for him. He didn’t hear the others talking, jeering, wanting things they were deprived of. He didn’t hear his cell-mate asking him pointless, droning questions. He didn’t hear himself breathe. All […]

  • natty commented on the post, stunt 7 years, 3 months ago

    It was with ease and grace. The more a scholar or even student sought, and defined, and understood, the more they realized the intricacies of the stunt they’d seen.

  • natty commented on the post, lodge 7 years, 3 months ago

    I saw the opening in the trees where I knew the road was. It was covered well under a layer of snow, by this time. I relished the still and chilled air and the snow that continued to melt on the brim of my hat. […]

  • natty commented on the post, monitor 7 years, 4 months ago

    It glared back at me. The pale, receding complexion of the screen. The silence was astounding and cold.

    News shouldn’t be given through a monitor. It’s just unjust, I thought.

  • natty commented on the post, quest 7 years, 4 months ago

    I must protest. But lest, I am pressed, and my words are messed;

    I must not jest, and say that only those who don’t say, and but do, are on a quest.