March 30, 2009
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I look around in the quiet darkness. Sitting under my bed, I’m afraid. The frame of the bed gives me the familiar feeling of a hug. A deep sense of security.

I bet you know that feeling. The one that clouds your mind, washing away all that you know. Just like the furious rain outside the window. Staggering light flashes in the sea of stars. You wonder who turned it on. Didn’t they know it hurt? Not so much physically, but mentally. Then, there’s the unsteady beating of the drum. Can they turn it down? With each crash, each flash, your heart beats wildly. You wonder if the wind will carry you away.

The truth is, you’re terrified. The bright life that was at your finger tips, only a few hours ago, has burned. Will there be a coming day? A new tomorrow? You’ve got to stay awake and see. Soon, your eyes ache, your head heavy. The fortress that protects you and your family, makes unfamiliar noises. The roof creaks and the apple tree scratches at your window like a cat. From your mouth, dances a yawn.

The fluffy pillow is now against your cheek. But across to floor creeps a light. It moves closer and closer enveloping the darkness. Soon, it has diminished the dark shadow. Slowly, you crawl out.

From the vent comes a swirling, wispy wind like fire. Your body feels relaxed. When you peek outside, the sun is awake, and animals are rejoicing. Even the grass looks greener. You think it’s silly now. Of course, there is a tomorrow. We all need a little rain.

Finally, you’re ready for some sleep. It was just a summer storm.

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kes82 said...
Feb. 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm
I think everyone knows how it feels to be afraid of a storm. Very, very goo.:)
nervusrek1 replied...
Feb. 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm
Thanks! I really tried to capture those emotions. I'm glad you liked it:)
writer101 said...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm
Wow, that was terrific!! Great Job, I have absolutly nothing negative to say about your writing:)
luvtwilight replied...
Dec. 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm
Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed it!
shirl Y. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 25, 2009 at 12:24 pm
I like the way you gradually led into the "theme" of your story, as well as the way you focused on the intangible, the emotions, the impressions, and the abstract parts that come with the experience. Well written
kimber replied...
Oct. 10, 2009 at 2:00 am
SImply amazing.
nervusrek1 replied...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 4:20 pm
Thank you! I really appreciate it!
Jodi said...
Apr. 19, 2009 at 4:27 pm
Reminds me of my childhood days. Very good.
nervusrek1 replied...
Jan. 13, 2010 at 4:21 pm
I hope that's a good thing!Thanks!
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