Artistry

April 4, 2015
By ellwist SILVER, Surabaya, Other
ellwist SILVER, Surabaya, Other
7 articles 2 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They only let you be this happy when they're preparing to take something from you." -Khaled Hosseini, the Kite Runner.



"My hatred for his actions have faded for my admiration of his skills."

Watson shook his head, huffing a sheepish laugh. Holmes knew he wouldnt believe him. Nobody did. Not the bobbies in Scotland Yard, not the citizens of London, not the ordinary people who dismissed all artists of Moriartys stature--but he did. He could see it. The immensity of his crimes, the calculation dedicated to them, all contributing to a symphony of crime and war. James Moriarty shared an artistry with him, a connoisseur of all things immoral and unworldly.

 

A world without him would be one of the dreadful ticking of the grandfather clock, time wearing him like sand while his mind rot in its core; a world with him was one where John Watson would be in constant danger.

 

Sherlock Holmes sat back into his chair, quietly clasping his hands in prayer to a God he didn't believe in. For the first time since he was six, he felt uncertain for the future.



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ellwist SILVER said...
on Nov. 23 2015 at 1:06 am
ellwist SILVER, Surabaya, Other
7 articles 2 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They only let you be this happy when they're preparing to take something from you." -Khaled Hosseini, the Kite Runner.

Thank you!

MVReverie GOLD said...
on Nov. 22 2015 at 12:36 pm
MVReverie GOLD, Arlington, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
I can't drown my demons; they know how to swim.

It's good. I like it. I would just say that, be careful with punctuation and capitalization. The diction is once again goood, but just be careful withthose two things. Other than that, I have no complaints.

Beila BRONZE said...
on Aug. 21 2015 at 8:25 pm
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
3 articles 0 photos 519 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

You totally can. And ditto. :)

ellwist SILVER said...
on Aug. 21 2015 at 7:45 am
ellwist SILVER, Surabaya, Other
7 articles 2 photos 93 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They only let you be this happy when they're preparing to take something from you." -Khaled Hosseini, the Kite Runner.

Ms. Beila, I feel very guilty as you've commented on almost all my short pieces and called the one piece I'd rather not have my name on 'spectacular'. I would love to befriend you. Can I say I would love to befriend you? Because I would.

Beila BRONZE said...
on Aug. 21 2015 at 4:17 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
3 articles 0 photos 519 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

I have not a word to contribute. I'd hate to blemish your artistry with under-whelming adjectives of my own--"spectacular" doesn't quite do you justice. To capture the attention so entirely and to send such chills down a reader's spine in so few words... surpasses my imagination entirely. You have a gift. Or in other words, don't change a thing; every single word is dead on. :)




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