• Renee commented on the post, despite 7 years, 1 month ago

    Despite the past few days, I had no illusions about Trevor’s motives. He was in it for himself. I’d end up dead, and he wouldn’t care. Until then, I’d just have to play along.

  • Renee commented on the post, stillness 7 years, 1 month ago

    I used to think of nature as stillness. It was so peaceful, how could it be anything but still? But then I opened my eyes. And my ears, and my soul. Nature is life–the wind, the water, the creatures–everything […]

  • Renee commented on the post, seeds 7 years, 3 months ago

    I knelt on the ground. I could feel the water soak through the knees of my jeans, but I didn’t care. I dropped the seed into the ground and pushed the dirt over it. It was more like mud at the moment.

  • Renee commented on the post, poster 7 years, 5 months ago

    the poster’s pretty much just there. It’s not designed better than anything else, really. And I don’t really know what it’s for–maybe some movie that i’ve never seen. Or a band. it’s just part of the clutter that […]

  • Renee commented on the post, puddle 7 years, 6 months ago

    I pushed off of the sidewalk, landing with both feet in the puddle. The water splashed out, spraying everyone with last night’s rain. I grinned and kept walking. The water had soaked through to my socks, but I was […]

  • Renee commented on the post, pins 7 years, 6 months ago

    I pushed the thumbtack into the wall, maybe a little too hard. The wall was chaos now, a clutter of pages that meant nothing to anyone but me. Artwork done by my friends, posters made by me, certificates, awards, […]

  • Renee commented on the post, hood 7 years, 6 months ago

    I twisted my hair into a bun and clipped it in place. I pulled the hood over my head and looked in the mirror to make sure there was no hair showing. The baggy hoodie made me look like a boy, which in this case […]

  • Renee commented on the post, blaze 7 years, 6 months ago

    The fire climbed up the wall, cracking and snapping as the flames leapt out towards me. I jumped backwards, knocking over the lamp behind me. The fire had spread quicker than I’d thought.

  • Renee commented on the post, splash 7 years, 6 months ago

    I burst through the cracked window with my shoulder. The glass shattered and I kept going, over the windowsill and over the pool. I waved my arms and kicked my legs, trying to get control of my body before I hit the water.

  • Renee commented on the post, capture 7 years, 6 months ago

    I looked around again. I couldn’t really help it. I was in a cage. A literal, made-of-steel-bars cage. This kind of thing really only happened in the movies, right? Cartoons and all. Not in real life and certainly not to me.

  • Renee commented on the post, brunch 7 years, 7 months ago

    I’ve never really been a breakfast person. I’m a brunch kind of girl–I wake up hungry, but that’s never before ten. So by the time I make my food, it’s either brunch or lunch, depending on the time and the actual food.

  • Renee commented on the post, demonstration 7 years, 7 months ago

    2-4-6-8… I’m glad we know how to count by twos, but who comes up with these slogans? Catchy, easy to remember, I get. But is the best thing for our cause really to cater to the lowest common denominator? Or […]

  • Renee commented on the post, swing 7 years, 7 months ago

    I moved back and forth on the swing gently, digging the toe of my shoe into the gravel that covered the playground. The moon was bright, and it the air smelled like summer.

  • Renee commented on the post, professional 7 years, 7 months ago

    I don’t know what it is about heels, stockings, and form-fitting pencil skirts that people deem professional. Couple that with a blouse and a blazer, and you’re a veritable CEO. But damn, is it uncomfortable.

  • Renee commented on the post, town 7 years, 7 months ago

    I’ve never actually been to the town. But I’ve seen it. Father goes in every two weeks, to buy supplies, but I only get as far as the meadow. He says that the townspeople are evil, that they’ll corrupt my soul.

  • Renee commented on the post, sweat 7 years, 7 months ago

    I leaned back against the wall and sunk to the floor, breathing hard. I ran the back of my hand over my forehead to get the sweat off. My hair probably looked awful, but I didn’t really care. I was tired, but in a good way.

  • Renee commented on the post, weave 7 years, 7 months ago

    I traced the outlines of the faces sewn into the tapestry. It was like those paintings where the closer you got to them, the less sense it made. From far away, this was a work of art. But when I looked at it in […]

  • Renee commented on the post, lantern 7 years, 7 months ago

    The lantern sat on the floor, illuminating a small circle of the cabin. I put a green blanket on the floor next to it and curled up on it.

  • Renee commented on the post, crew 7 years, 7 months ago

    For some reason, when I think of computers, I always think of bright green on a black background. Probably the result of some hacker movie or other from when I was a kid, or maybe a series of them.

  • Renee commented on the post, generator 7 years, 7 months ago

    I kicked at the generator. It clunked, sputtered one last time, and then died.