Post by Caulder Melhaire on Sept 12, 2021 10:10:09 GMT -6
This Weeks Prompt: Amusement Park
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Post by FoxxGlove on Sept 12, 2021 22:01:55 GMT -6
The Grand Illusion
Beware the tilting floor which challenges the laws of balance. Be cautious when navigating the mystifying Hall of Mirrors that confuse and bewilder. But I say too much already. To reveal more would spoil the waiting escapade. However, please note that logic and rationale are redundant here. Best rely upon instinct and intuition.
Can you maneuver your way through this disorienting maze?
Will you reach the turnstile at the end of the amusement park labyrinth?
Admission is free, so what do you have to lose?
I invite everyone to accept this challenge and experience the thrill that is my House of Fun.
“That’s life!” Many say to cruelty and suffering, and who am I to argue the point. To own the truth, life can and often is precisely that. But the question must be considered: is this of necessity? Perhaps not, at least not for some – In its face we laugh and take joy for it’s all absurd and ridiculous. The round and round and round we go on the merry-go-round once more. One giant amusement park where we embrace the absurd, and relishing the ridiculous, the hilarity of all our stupidity. Here, we need never suffer, not even our own misery.
Last Edit: Sept 15, 2021 23:18:18 GMT -6 by slbutler
Post by Alatariel on Sept 16, 2021 17:52:55 GMT -6
Rena stands frozen. Arcade buzzers, joyful screams from the rollercoasters, and excited chatter encompass her. The scent of sugary confections tickles her nose. Heart pounding. Palms sweating. I don’t want to do this. She desperately wants to be like the people surrounding her. Happy. Oblivious.
But that isn’t her fate. Fingers brush the syringe hidden within her jacket. It will be quick and quiet. Her mark in sight. One jab and he'd fall, a heart attack to observers. No choice. The debt must be paid.
Through fabric and into skin. Compress the plunger. Done.
I can hear them downstairs, yelling, screaming at one another. I shut the door when it began again, but it does little to block violent sounds of love lost. An object crashed and shattered against a wall, sending a faint tremor even as far as my room on the upper level. I'm surprised that anything remained unbroken.
I wait out their fresh quarrel with headphones secured over my ears, blasting music as loud as I can bear. I close my eyes, thinking of happier times, happier places. The amusement park of the mind is the only escape. My only escape.
Alatariel: Pelwrath, is the remodel a surprise?
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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.
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Alatariel: I don't think I've ever critiqued someone else's crit
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HDSimplicityy: I mean clarifying your writing
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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.
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pelwrath: I hope to be less tired and return to scoring tonight.
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