The Talking Chair

March 26, 2013
By IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
5 articles 1 photo 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
John 1:1


The chair rests by the fireplace. I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t there. It seems placid, quiet, but full of mystery. I want to know its secret.
It has two curved rockers at the bottom, which cause it to sway sometimes when the wind blows, like the chair is dancing. Maybe it is.
The dark wood finish is in contrast to the rest of the room, which is painted pale white. It makes the chair seem wiser, older, more confident. When I sit beside it (I never sit in the chair) I can smell the musty odor of old wood, but on this chair, it’s intriguing, like foreign cologne.
The wood on the sides is worn where many hands have touched it, over and over. The worn spots are like wrinkles, I think. After all, the chair is very old.
Sometimes, when I sit beside the chair, I imagine it could speak to me- tell me all its secrets and all it has seen and heard in the hundred years of its existence. It shines dark and vivid against the white room, fading into night, and I wonder if maybe, just maybe, one day the chair will open its decorative curlicue and start speaking. But that’s wishful thinking, chairs can’t talk.
Probably.


The author's comments:
This is a super-short piece I wrote for a writing class. Enjoy!

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on Dec. 27 2013 at 10:55 pm
NaaThompson GOLD, Allston, Massachusetts
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If you don't like someone's story, write your own. -Chinua Achebe

  This is great. Short and interesting. Keep up the good work!!!

on May. 13 2013 at 8:08 pm
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
John 1:1

Thanks! Glad you liked it!

on May. 13 2013 at 10:18 am
Cutey-Beauty SILVER, Ulaanbaator, Other
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Soli Deo Gloria.

Loved this! Ther'e's a certain air of mystery about the chair that one would naturally want to find out about...and other old things as well. Everything has a story.

on May. 6 2013 at 5:56 pm
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
John 1:1

Thanks! :)

on May. 6 2013 at 4:38 pm
Firefaerie SILVER, Austin, Texas
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"Do not pity the dead. pity the living, and above all, those who live without love" - J.K Rowling
"There's always another secret" -Brandon Sanderson

i like it. you give the chair life and make it a mystery where it came from. very nice :)

on May. 4 2013 at 7:21 pm
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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John 1:1

Me too. XD Thank you!!!

on May. 4 2013 at 2:21 pm
GreekGoddess BRONZE, Andover, Connecticut
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I'm not superstitious, I believe in irony.
~Me

Awsoem, awsome peice of work. It drew me in right from the begining. Great use of details. I love the last line!

on Apr. 30 2013 at 10:02 am
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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John 1:1

Thank you!!!!!!!!!It makes me so happy when people like my work! :)

on Apr. 29 2013 at 11:05 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
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"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

I love this. It is so short and sweet. I love the probably at the end too. I thought that was a very clever ending.  I rated it 5 stars. :3

on Apr. 29 2013 at 10:17 am
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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John 1:1

Oh, sorry! Never mind, I thought you were my sister! She likes to randomly comment on my pieces, and musicgirl808 sounds like a screen name she has!

on Apr. 28 2013 at 9:25 am
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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John 1:1

Thanks! :D

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Apr. 27 2013 at 10:22 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
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"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

I loved this!! great description

on Apr. 27 2013 at 7:19 am
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
5 articles 1 photo 171 comments

Favorite Quote:
John 1:1

Thanks! :) I'm so glad people have liked it! This was just a spur-of-the-moment thing for a writing assignment.

on Apr. 26 2013 at 9:16 am
E.J.Mathews GOLD, International Falls, Minnesota
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I liked this a lot! It was very discriptive, and made me feel as if I was really there with the narrator. Very deserving of the Editor's Choice Award. Great work, keep it up!

on Apr. 25 2013 at 9:10 am
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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John 1:1

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

on Apr. 24 2013 at 7:03 pm
KealliiRaycene BRONZE, Sumter, South Carolina
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So what? All writers are lunatics- Cornelia Funk

LOVED IT!!

on Apr. 23 2013 at 6:18 pm
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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John 1:1

Thanks! I'm really glad you liked it. :)

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on Apr. 23 2013 at 1:50 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

This is very original. How many people write about chairs? I commend you for writing this story that is not only original but captivating as well; and very well written. And thank you for not fearing your use of many descriptions that come to life and are visible. Too many writers today fear details; I hate that. Well done.

on Apr. 23 2013 at 10:45 am
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
5 articles 1 photo 171 comments

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John 1:1

Uh-huh. I know who you are.

on Apr. 18 2013 at 10:41 am
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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John 1:1

Oh my gosh, thank you!!! You made my day!!!


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