This, my dear, is absolutely stunning. So short, but not too much, that it leaves me wanting more, and with a punch so blunt, my lungs are sputtering. I really need to read more of your work here pretty soon--and oh have I been meaning to--but when I have more time! I, personally, like the option of lingering over pieces for hours, if I so desire, so when I have the proper day, I will probably wander over to your gallery This whole piece is just wonderfully created, everything fitting together in ways I wouldn't expect, but that excite my mind. That.. and I feel I can relate in some twisted way that I find myself wanting to cradle these words to my chest and just remember how to breathe.
Congratulations. You definitely deserved the DD, in my opinion! Best wishes, and keep writing your beautiful words.
Congrats on the DD. Such a short piece says so much, I'm impressed and pleased to read a few times. It's possible we've all been there (if old enough) and it'd be great to have such self-awareness then.
that's amazing, i had to read it 4 times to process the whole thing and i'm still not sure i've fully realized it yet... it's like it's physically dripping with inky, tar-infused emotion... it's beautiful.
What a way to paint such a dark, inky picture heavily weighed with negative meaning! The last line of sentence really gets you thinking that maybe all that dark imagery can eventually become fuel for something else. Well done!