• starchild commented on the post, bandana 7 years, 10 months ago

    His was a handkerchief of the kind you tucked into your back pocket to send coded messages. He spent his time waiting.

  • starchild commented on the post, bandana 7 years, 10 months ago

    I tied my hair back so it wouldn’t whip me in the face when the wind rushed past. Everything around me was blue (the sky, the sea) and I wore all black, so the scarlet of the fabric dazzled in the sunlight.

  • starchild commented on the post, purpose 7 years, 11 months ago

    She wears headphones when she’s walking between classes, and she looks straight ahead, unsmiling. Like her appearance at her destination is crucial, even though she doesn’t want to be there. My god, is she beautiful. And terrifying, too, if you ask me.

    This is a story about wanting.

  • starchild commented on the post, schedule 8 years, 5 months ago

    on days like today, there is no time available to stop and catch your breath.

  • starchild commented on the post, strung 8 years, 8 months ago

    The line of lanterns shone red and gold, so high in the air they looked to be floating.

  • starchild commented on the post, waltz 8 years, 9 months ago

    well, what sort of music and dancing did you think would accompany this sunset? on the most exquisite of evenings, a fine lady such as yourself deserves only the best, and we are delighted to provide that for you.

  • starchild commented on the post, matching 8 years, 9 months ago

    The way she sits on the floor makes her look like a monkey, limbs sprawling, hair a mess, wicked grin, socks always mismatched.

  • starchild commented on the post, wand 8 years, 9 months ago

    She was wearing ballet flats. She kicked them off, though, as she scampered through the grass. “Make a wish,” she would say, and then grin as she blew through the bubble wand. The air filled with iridescent spheres and the sky smiled just a little bit more. Funny how things made of soap can be […]

  • starchild commented on the post, science 8 years, 9 months ago

    over the past few months, we have been going over hormones and their effects on the human body in biology class. i can’t say i enjoy it very much. fascinating as it is, it depresses me to think that all feelings of love and happiness are controlled by the chemicals in our blood. how am […]

  • starchild commented on the post, train 8 years, 9 months ago

    plowing through the blizzard on my way home, i was numb from leaving them behind. i’d never fancied myself giving up on anything or anyone, but the rumble of the wheels beneath my feet kept laughing,

    we knew you couldn’t do it we knew you couldn’t we knew

  • starchild commented on the post, wrapped 8 years, 10 months ago

    i want to disappear. i want to take you away. i want to leave a mess behind. i want to kiss you under the light of a lamp-post in the pouring rain until neither of us can feel anymore and then walk away from you and never look back and leave you behind thinking you […]

  • starchild commented on the post, wrapped 8 years, 10 months ago

    he left her sitting there on the floor by herself surrounded by dust, he turned around and walked away without even glancing back once. what was she supposed to do?
    i went upstairs and curled up in my blanket and cried, swathed in silence and despair.

  • starchild commented on the post, pillar 8 years, 10 months ago

    of course i can still hold you up; that’s what i’ve been doing for so many years now, i know nothing else. when you have no one else you turn to me because i have always been your foundation.
    i tire of it, but you never notice.

  • starchild commented on the post, pillar 8 years, 10 months ago

    the stone columns were aligned perfectly; they were bleached exactly white by the sun. though they were only a few steps outside her apartment’s front door, they always amazed her when she passed by.