• Alyssa commented on the post, interested 5 years, 2 months ago

    I had shaped the glass with precision. Each curve into the next, a blurring rainbow of color. It swung low and out, like a ballet dancer. The colors were a smooth transition. My first piece- the buyer wasn’t interested.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, adolescent 5 years, 2 months ago

    They tell me I’m an adolescent now. What does that even mean? I’m old enough to waitress, I guess. I have more chores. I’m an adolescent. So close to being all grown up. Gone, away to college. I’m so afraid. My hands shake all the time. How am I almost done growing up?

  • Alyssa commented on the post, security 5 years, 2 months ago

    I need people to feel secure. They talk for me whenever I need them. They remind me when what I’m doing is wrong. My greatest fear is to be without people. Who would help me?

  • Alyssa commented on the post, support 5 years, 2 months ago

    It was all together. Each limb supported another, which in turn, supported another, and another, and so on. It was infinite, stretching up into the sky and yawning out above our heads.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, motivated 5 years, 2 months ago

    I was running up the stairs with a sudden motivation. It was truth, all of it. My feet stepped in time with the music thumping through the walls. Unbelievable, really! That was it, that was why everything had happened.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, repressed 5 years, 2 months ago

    All the feelings were bundled up and swaddled away inside of me, like a baby. They were growing faster all the time. I tried so many things to find release, but they never worked. No matter how many times I placed blade to skin or pen to paper. No matter the method. The feelings congealed inside of me and refused to move, like a blood clot.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, selective 5 years, 2 months ago

    Where does he get off- being so selective? I’m grateful. I know how many people died for me to stay safe, here. He acts like he’s entitled to the best. The best food, the best clothes. He’s not. He’s never had to sacrifice anything. Not like me!

  • Alyssa commented on the post, vines 6 years, 2 months ago

    The vines twisted up the walls encircling the desk. The green leaves brushed against my hand as I pulled them away. How long had it been here? So lonely and forgotten. The vines hissed in the wind.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, bagel 6 years, 2 months ago

    I’d wake up alone in bed to the smell of her cooking. Always something new, something delicious. Never had my kitchen been used so much than when she was around. The fridge is all empty now. I’d rather just eat a bagel and forget her.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, bronze 6 years, 2 months ago

    The statue was made of bronze. It stared back at Emily as if it was a person. She lifted a finger and traced its features. How odd. It reminded her so much of the person she desperately wanted to forget. She turned away and retraced her footsteps back down the hall.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, bricks 6 years, 3 months ago

    They were standing in the dust, in the warm sticky air, waiting for her. Bricks weighed down their hands. There was only hatred in their eyes. She watched them as the bricks were lifted up. Closer now. They were going to kill her and she didn’t even get a defense.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, local 6 years, 6 months ago

    The local train station was a quiet place. There were only a few people that got off around my town and as a result, it was almost always dead. I didn’t mind sitting there with a book for a few hours, but today the place had a different air about it. The train let off its horn and slid into its station. A man stepped off with a warm smile and blue eyes.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, steps 6 years, 7 months ago

    The steps in front of the building were broken and cracked now. We had played on them so much as children- it was sad to see them so desolate now. I walked up them and searched behind one of the planks. There it was, the picture I’d traveled a hundred miles to get.

  • Alyssa commented on the post, civilize 6 years, 8 months ago

    They stood around in their fancy clothes and told us we weren’t civilized. They said we were savage- *us* not them. Those angry men with their guns and us with our simple tools. We are more civilized, more than […]

  • Alyssa commented on the post, walls 6 years, 8 months ago

    The walls between us were immense, but invisible. It was like we were on separate countries while in the same room. The walls spanned each place we entered together, forcing us to opposite ends of wherever we […]

  • Alyssa commented on the post, various 6 years, 8 months ago

    There were various machines and items around the workshop, littering the floor and sitting atop counters. The sunlight reflected off the metal scraps around the garbage can, splintering off into several shapes all […]

  • Alyssa commented on the post, before 6 years, 8 months ago

    Before he left me, I was happy. We were happy- nothing could tear us apart. Before, we were in love. Before, there was only a bright future to look out for. Before the war, he told me he loved me. He told me he’d […]