• Saronai commented on the post, bourbon 5 years, 3 months ago

    The bourbon sloshed in its bottle as she stumbled toward the handsome man in the corner, finally enough courage to ask an important question.

    “Did you do it?”

  • Saronai commented on the post, force 7 years, 7 months ago

    The explosive force knocked me forward onto my face. It heated my backside to the point I thought I caught on fire. I trusted a real fire would hurt more and took to cover my head from raining debris and gritted my teeth. A large chunk of building clanged right by my head and sent […]

  • Saronai commented on the post, silk 7 years, 7 months ago

    A voice like silk. That’s your first warning. The tone and enforced charisma are hard to miss. I didn’t miss it. Her voice said trust me, I like you. Unless you know about the silk. The silk says, trust me, so I can manipulate you again. I refused to fall for it.

  • Saronai commented on the post, poison 7 years, 8 months ago

    Movement from the corner of my eye grabbed my attention, but I tried not to stare directly. Her elegant hand poised sure and steady over his goblet as the table visited merrily with one another. Only I saw her tap the poison from her amber ring, a fine powder snowing into his brew. Either that, […]

  • Saronai commented on the post, cigarette 7 years, 9 months ago

    The foggy grey snake twisted upward from her cigarette just before she tapped it light and careless into the sidewalk. The ashes flitted downward before catching up on a breeze and into my dogs eyes with a yelp.

  • Saronai commented on the post, domestic 7 years, 11 months ago

    The pots and pans lay scattered around the dingy kitchen. He handed her a sopping towel, the water cold as it clung to her outstretched hand. She took in the sight as he walked wordlessly away. When she offered to help, her mind was definitely on something less…domestic.

  • Saronai commented on the post, shape 8 years, 1 month ago

    The globe of light wobbled between her palms, losing shape. With a puffing sigh she released the magic and watched it explode in a tiny waterfall of radiant sparkles. Her frustration pinched for a more satisfying explosion, but she shook her head and pushed off the floor.

  • Saronai commented on the post, figure 8 years, 1 month ago

    She watched the water drip, slowly down the tree branches outside her window. A simple thing, the rain. Simple, yet important. Such tiny things cumulating to give life…someday she’ll figure it out.

  • Saronai commented on the post, heels 8 years, 1 month ago

    She ripped the heels off and flung them across the room just before sinking onto the couch in a messy heap. Her tight curls reached in many directions and shoving a shaky hand through them only made it worse. So many levels of wrong, where to begin?

  • Saronai commented on the post, wand 8 years, 1 month ago

    The wand rested comfortably in her hand. Perfect. Subtle, but powerful vibrations hummed with overlapping whispers of promise. The promise of power. The promise of precision. She only hoped it wasn’t male.

  • Saronai commented on the post, obsessed 8 years, 1 month ago

    The spot on her dress nagged, demanding attention. She picked at it. Frowning, she rubbed at it. Finally she frayed the threads in her focus to tear it off. The more she worked at it, the more frustration sunk in. Finally, she found herself clutching the skirt in both hands and sobbing hysterically at its […]

  • Saronai commented on the post, scarves 8 years, 1 month ago

    The scarves slipped from her stilled fingers, catching in the wind to dance down the sidewalk. She hardly gave notice, still staring at the spectacle in front of her. Her mind scrambled for an explanation, any explanation. Rational thought flew away with those scarves, pummeled easily by a city bus far behind her.

  • Saronai commented on the post, statement 8 years, 1 month ago

    Her clothes made a statement alright. They said, “I’m not altogther sane and you’ll be embarrassed to sit by me.” I thought I should maybe let her know some statements are best left in her grandmother’s attic.

  • Saronai commented on the post, final 8 years, 1 month ago

    There it sparkled, on the dais just across the domed, stone chamber. The light was dim, but just enough to catch an eyeful of the final crystalline insect. Once she had this, everything would be perfect and her real plans could be set into motion.

  • Saronai commented on the post, specific 8 years, 1 month ago

    Be specific. That was her motto. Or, she said it to me so many times I would swear it was. No one could ever be specific enough for her. She had to have every tiny, insignificant little thing laid out for her and even then that wasn’t enough. Sometimes, many times, she needed the details […]

  • Saronai commented on the post, basic 8 years, 1 month ago

    At its basic, life is simple, even enjoyable. However, humans, are not simple, we are complicated. And that’s the reason this whole mess started. What mess you ask? Well…it’s complicated, but then, you probably already knew that by now.

  • Saronai commented on the post, tables 8 years, 1 month ago

    The clattering of dishware bounced off the walls and made the tables sound busier than they really were. Not that they weren’t busy. Rachel was barely given time to think as she went from table to table in just her small section of the restaurant. Her feet cried for the end, but her brain pushed […]

  • Saronai commented on the post, bench 8 years, 1 month ago

    She sat on the bench watching the cherry petals fall like soft pink tears. She sighed, slumped forward and blew at one that strayed close to her face. Why was she here?

  • Saronai commented on the post, phrase 8 years, 3 months ago

    She knew just how to turn a phrase. But he was on to her. He knew the truth to this one, and no matter how she tried to pretty it up, nothing would change. However, he had to give her credit for making the worst of situations seem like a morning walk on a sunny, […]

  • Saronai commented on the post, success 8 years, 3 months ago

    He wasn’t yet ready to count it a success. The key turned and the engine purred, but the cantankerous machine sputtered after. Sure enough, the engine faltered and died.