Normal

June 5, 2014
By WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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Do you ever just stop? Take a moment and just breathe and everything becomes easier, like the soft patter of sparkling rain against your window. Take it all in... Feel the icy air biting at your hands and then rub them together like mittens and feel the friction beneath your fingers gently warming you until you’re smiling again. Let the tap run on because you’re as free as a bird and money won’t ever truly matter. Close down all technology and listen to the dark whirling wind and sway with it, just let go of all tension and sway. Close your eyes and watch the darkness flicker and sparkle and excite and nothing will ever harm you.

But then you have to open them again. You have to feel the cold snaking into your body, have to breathe quickly and think fast as people lash out at you because they need a reason to be sad, to not have the realisation that they are the problem. You have to turn off the tap because otherwise you won’t be able to afford somewhere to live and the lousy excuse for food that contaminates yourself and makes you look down at your own living body with disgust. Turn on technology because who doesn’t need the buzz of media ringing in their head; reassuring them that they are sane, they are OK, they are normal? Open your eyes and melt the earth with your harsh, criticizing stare and know that you’re just the same. Listen and hear the noisy drumming of everybody going everywhere because everything has to have some sort of purpose; everything has to have a reason.

Let mayhem filter into your veins and taint your blood with normal.


The author's comments:
It was raining and cold and we're not allowed to leave the taps on for long. This is what I came up with :)

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on Feb. 28 2015 at 2:10 pm
ThePoeticJustice PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Hold fast and keep your head up high for life will pass right by you like a speeding bird if you don't acknowledge it- Charles Moorer III (me)

hm, I hate when the warmth always ends. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love the cold, but when I wanna be warm I want it to stay until I wanna cool off, It never does tho. But pertaining to your work, it's very vivid, I enjoyed reading it

on Feb. 16 2015 at 7:44 am
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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Have done so!

Gr8man BRONZE said...
on Jan. 11 2015 at 9:58 pm
Gr8man BRONZE, Ottawa, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees." - Emiliano Zapata (Note: this quote is the inspiration of my standalone war novel.)

Hi there! You may or may not remember me - you still are (to date) the only person who's commented on my book :P I have just put up the prologue of Book 2 as a teaser and was wondering if you'd review it for me - could you?

on Dec. 12 2014 at 3:32 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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Thanks, meant a lot

on Dec. 10 2014 at 9:22 am
just_another_girl BRONZE, Helsinki, Other
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Thos reigns so true. I abosoloutly love it :)

on Jul. 13 2014 at 3:40 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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Awww thanks :) so sweet, made me happy

on Jul. 12 2014 at 12:46 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Wonderful! You're a great writer! ^_^ there's a lot of truth in this. I especially like the last sentence of the second paragraph: "Listen and hear the noisy drummming of everybody going evrywhere because everything has to have some sort of purpose; everything has to have a reason. Wholeheartedly agree with you! Awesome job, WOWriting! ^_^ thank for sharing this!

on Jul. 4 2014 at 3:02 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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I find that less formal words like 'lousy' sort of intensify the dislike or distaste in a piece, but thanks for the feedback anyway :)

me.jguo SILVER said...
on Jul. 3 2014 at 3:29 pm
me.jguo SILVER, Dublin, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Broken Crayons Still Color...

Awesome, really captures the essence of today's society. The first paragraph was nice and sweet while the second intensified the piece which was a good touch. Although, personally I thought some wording choices didn't fit the situation; such as using "lousy". Everything else was vividly described but that word didn't exactly fit in. Great work overall!!

on Jul. 1 2014 at 1:30 pm
Canadotas PLATINUM, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” --Albert Einstein

I definitely wouldn't say it's a bad thing. There was one point where you got on a roll and you can't help reading it fast, which I think is really good since the purpose is for everthing to come rushing back and be occuring all at once

on Jul. 1 2014 at 12:42 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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Thanks, means a lot :)

on Jul. 1 2014 at 12:41 pm
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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Thank u for your comments :) yeh the second para was a bit repetitive and i didn't mean for it be negative but somehow my work always ends up being like that... i dont no if that's a good thing but oh well :P

on Jul. 1 2014 at 12:15 pm
Canadotas PLATINUM, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.” --Albert Einstein

The first paragraph was nice, the second was too familiar. Not the writing though, the situation. I love just being able to stop and do something childish or simple and enjoy it without any cares, but sooner or later we enter back into the real world. I really wish that the second paragraph didn't have to happen because it really is depressing haha. But anyways I can definitely connect with this, so good job!

on Jun. 30 2014 at 1:15 pm
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

I love how powerful this is! It has vivid descriptions and amazing interpretations of freedom! Keep writing, you're doing an excellent job! XD

on Jun. 30 2014 at 11:04 am
WOWriting SILVER, Broadstairs, Other
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Awww thank you for your lovely comments kestrel and constance and writingirl as well :)))) made me happy...

on Jun. 30 2014 at 9:09 am
WritinGirl PLATINUM, DeKalb, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ~Maya Angelou

very nice, amazing description, great job!

on Jun. 29 2014 at 9:50 pm
Kestrel135 PLATINUM, Waterford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Respect existence or expect resistance"

(Sorry that I made that a reply it was supposed to be a separate comment. Oops...)

on Jun. 29 2014 at 9:49 pm
Kestrel135 PLATINUM, Waterford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Respect existence or expect resistance"

I really liked this! Drawing in the reader with the vivid and brilliant description of just letting it all go for a moment to take everything in was great. It was a refreshing and peaceful way to enter the piece. And then you move onwards, and get the stark realization that although that beauty is always there, rarely ever is there time to see it. It makes those few moments where we just breath and absorb what's around us even more special,; glistening beacons of comfort before we can slide back into the everyday routine of normal. Really, this was a great piece! Fabulous descriptions, very meaningful and thought provoking. Keep writing!

on Jun. 28 2014 at 4:00 pm
I liked it :D


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