Blink

December 16, 2010
By Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell


Sitting on the cold, hardwood floors, bare feet pressing into the surface. Neck is craned, eyes wide, knees are hugged to chest. Tears slip down the pale cheeks as a scene comes into view. Through the window, do you see? A man, at first, walking in, eyes sunken and face hollow. Knocks on the door and saunters in, unwilling in his sorrow. His daughter, sitting, homework persistent, looks up with eager eyes. “Dad!” she coos, not realizing the pain he is about to bring into her life.

Seven pounds, eight ounces, twenty inches long.

Born in May, the 7th as it were.

A little boy.

Seven pounds, eight ounces, twenty inches long.
The baby boy who took so pure a life, and helped it pass along. His mother he will never meet, shall never hear her song.

So as his sister sat, looking out the dirty window pane, instead of cars and grass and trees….

Blink.

Warm hands and the smell of baking apple pie.

Blink.

Loving arms that held the girl as she cried.

Blink.

A wedding, dressed in white. Although mother, out of sight.

Blink.

And all the drams are gone.

And all that is left…

Is the baby boy, who helped his mother pass along.


The author's comments:
Wrote this at Creative Writing Club. The promt was to describe something someone saw through a window.

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on Dec. 29 2010 at 6:00 pm
inksplatteredfingerz SILVER, Union, New Jersey
8 articles 4 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where I'm from, we believe all sorts of things that aren't true--we call it history."--the Wizard; Wicked

no problem=). i love commenting on stories. if you're not busy would you be interested in rating and/or commenting on some of my work (invisible girl is 1, but i've written others)? ok thx=)

on Dec. 29 2010 at 5:52 pm
inksplatteredfingerz SILVER, Union, New Jersey
8 articles 4 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where I'm from, we believe all sorts of things that aren't true--we call it history."--the Wizard; Wicked

no problem=). if you're not busy would you check out my article (invisible girl)? i could use the feedback

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Dec. 29 2010 at 9:19 am
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 180 comments

Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

Thank you both so much!!! :]

on Dec. 19 2010 at 12:45 pm
inksplatteredfingerz SILVER, Union, New Jersey
8 articles 4 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where I'm from, we believe all sorts of things that aren't true--we call it history."--the Wizard; Wicked

Oo my gosh this is so epically good!

on Dec. 17 2010 at 2:41 pm
SophiaCross SILVER, Plattsburgh, New York
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Favorite Quote:
To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”

This is amazing!!


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