Fictitious Reality

July 24, 2013
By abbyjac99 BRONZE, Cayce, South Carolina
abbyjac99 BRONZE, Cayce, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations."
-Augustus Waters, "The Fault In Our Stars"

The crack of the spine,
the rustle of pages.
A small voice mumbles meekly
of deadlines, schedules, worries.
To no avail;
you have fallen in.
There is no escape from the sudden whirlwind
which now whisks you into another world.
Harry welcomes you to Hogwarts,
Alice invites you to tea.
Just when you have grown comfortable,
the darkness edges in
slowly overwhelming your senses.
Terror seeps through your chest
and you realize; you are alone.
The blinding hand of reality strikes your face
and you see stars.

The author's comments:
I can't go a day without reading. To me, literature is the ideal escape; you can run away to another world without leaving your couch. I wanted to somehow capture all of the emotions that go into reading a novel, especially the indescribable feeling of attachment to characters that will never exist in reality.

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