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Chrisb
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« on: September 10, 2019, 12:34:30 PM »

Lagoon

Swirling pools and salty shale, pushed together by waves and rocks, sand burying long lost treasures as waves explode across the shade. Clouds looming overhead, their tears burgeoning like a wet sponge, prepared to empty itself on the earth. Dark spots on the man made concrete, tree oils springing into the air, taken over the road with speed limit signs and bent metal. Raindrops on the carís canvas, an accidental press of the convertibleís button, water soaking into the binding of red pleather. Jeans are ripped and dark with sweat or blood, rain passing the eyes, scoured with cuts and bruises. A single breath, slow, faltering, the wind passes, the carburetor clicks. Twisted metal begins to rust, without even consciousness to scream, helpless until the sight is seen, with not even the sun to view the deed. Electric yellow paint attracts the feeder fish, they swim curiously to warmer waters, their gills filling with rainbow liquid, they donít even know whatís bad for them yet. Pushed towards the edge of the water, they find the final warmth. A face locked in a state of bliss, but only from upside down. It rests, a seatbelt clinging to his collared shirt, a tie strapped to the neck by aggravated force. The end of the story rests in rust, time unkind to sitting mistakes, chipped stones and shredded rubber, a death to be seen once the sun comes out of hiding.

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 04:25:13 PM »

Wow! Beautiful imagery, and what a story. The cohesion of the language and narrative is impeccable, bravo Smiley
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