Shadows meander beneath the rippled reflection of a cloudless sky.  Crouch low enough to feel hidden, stand tall enough to stay aware.  Add more line to the argosy of pigment circumscribing your knees.  Feel excitement bead on your forehead and drip into your eyes.  Hurry before the course changes. Load. Aim. Fire.


Then wait.






Wait in defiance of the cacophony in your head and chest.


Wait; ignore the pulse in your ears.






Editing done courtesy of Michigan ex-pat Jason Tucker.

  7 comments for “Shadows

  1. Mom2OBiF
    December 24, 2015 at 13:01

    I like the new style!!

  2. December 24, 2015 at 21:54

    Well done…like the departure from the norm.

    If this were my post, it would end as follows, picking up from tne NOW!

    Numb feeling blankets your body

    Eyes roll, head falls, shoulder slouch

    The hook has spit

    • OneBugIsFake
      December 26, 2015 at 18:23

      That is certainly a more realistic finish for my life.

  3. December 25, 2015 at 00:33

    This is exactly the sort of experiment that writers need to try more often. You’ll get better and better – keep at it.

    • OneBugIsFake
      December 26, 2015 at 18:24

      Haha. That bad, huh?

  4. November 24, 2016 at 19:35

    That image is pure excitement.

    • OneBugIsFake
      April 25, 2017 at 06:09

      Thank you!

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