Silence is the sound I can’t tune out. It is endless, this drone of nothingness. It pounds against my ears, swaddles my head in a numbing fist. The natural voice of the void through which I float, me and my broken shuttle. Though I talk to myself to loosen its grip, it screams without syllables, without ceasing, and swallows my words. Its hunger, incomprehensibly vast.
I thought, perhaps, the darkness or the isolation or the foreknowledge of my inevitable end would be the splinter that drove me mad. No.
Silence is the leviathan that will devour me from the inside.
Seasons come and go. Summer Solstice. Winter Solstice. I've lost track of time. The pile driver and jackhammer assault my ears with relentless pounding. I exist vicariously through memories not necessarily my own.
One day, I will escape this torment. Embrace the darkness beyond the curtain where all is tranquil and silence reigns.
The beings dressed in white who lurk in corners say I've already transcended and there is no peace on the other side. That I should be aware of that since I'm already there.
They are wrong. I know they are wrong. Please tell me they are wrong.
Alatariel: Pelwrath, is the remodel a surprise?
Oct 24, 2021 18:03:58 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Looks like these Halloween entries are going to be sooooooo close.
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HDSimplicityy: Tonight I learned that critiquing other peoples' critiques is not a custom in some groups. Is that even true? I did it in school and I think we do that here.
Oct 25, 2021 20:02:22 GMT -6
HDSimplicityy: Im not sure they will enjoy reading chapters of my novel every several weeks with the content.
Oct 25, 2021 20:05:42 GMT -6
Alatariel: I don't think I've ever critiqued someone else's crit
Oct 25, 2021 21:08:46 GMT -6
HDSimplicityy: I mean clarifying your writing
Oct 25, 2021 21:43:06 GMT -6
pelwrath: Day 3 of remodeling, kind of a surprise. She know that not what. Get new electrical covers, put molding back, closet shelves, and start assembling new furniture. Wife is refinishing desk.
Oct 26, 2021 7:34:33 GMT -6
pelwrath: I hope to be less tired and return to scoring tonight.
Oct 26, 2021 8:36:37 GMT -6