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Prelude for a Rainy Day

Post by Apocrypha on 20th February 2016, 7:19 pm

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i- Tyburn Tree:

Roy James sat in irons
and waited to be set free.
Imprisoned with murderers, thieves and liars
here at Tyburn Tree.

Roy James slept behind bars
the scuttling of vermin for a lullaby.
Over his heart, he carried scars
with soldiers outside on standby.

Roy James was woken one morning
by the guards most snide.
The chains unlocked, no longer adorning
and began to walk outside.

Roy James wore a necklace of rope
and waited to be set free.
Where he went, he could only hope
here at Tyburn Tree.
ii- Cardinal:

Back at Slurry Quay, there was a freshman who’d always run home after getting off of the school bus. It was an impressive feat for someone of his stature: four-foot-eleven when standing on his toes and barely tipping the scales at ninety pounds when soaking wet. His glasses were a good quarter inch thick, held together at the bridge with a piece of borrowed tape bordered with dirt.

We laughed at him, called him names. His eyes would widen in shock and hurt but he’d never fight back. Coward. Loser. Bitch. His notebook at school was old and frayed, handwriting small and neat. When we stole it for the first time, we found the papers swooping with cardinals. They were everywhere, perching on his World History notes, pecking at diagrammed sentences. They were beautifully drawn, almost ready to climb off the page and fly away.

His name was Orlando; we didn’t learn that until a few days after he transferred. He kept running home and we kept shouting after him, giggling at his hurt and laughing at his tears. No-one told us to taunt him, but no-one told us to stop, either. It was like getting your ears pierced or smoking a cigarette, in the sense that everyone did it at one point or another. We never learned why he ran home until after it had happened, and by then it was too late.

He ran home every day to make sure that his older brother didn’t kill himself. It must have been awful, in retrospect, and we certainly didn’t make it easier. All we knew was that one day, Orlando didn’t come to school.

And when he came back a week later, he stopped running.




Copyright (c) Ellis Crowley, 2015-2016


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Re: Prelude for a Rainy Day

Post by Subconscious Drift on 20th February 2016, 7:55 pm

Very nice! You write pretty well, is that something you might choose for a career?
(Also, if that's your actual name, are you sure you want to leave it there...?)
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Post by Apocrypha on 20th February 2016, 8:00 pm

Strigiform wrote:Very nice! You write pretty well, is that something you might choose for a career?
(Also, if that's your actual name, are you sure you want to leave it there...?)


I want to be... a botanical chemist. Maybe.
It's probably not my actual name. Don't worry! :)

Anywho, I really appreciate your kind words. I might have some more up later, assuming that I can find where I actually keep the stuff I write.


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Post by Subconscious Drift on 20th February 2016, 8:16 pm

@Apocrypha wrote:


I want to be... a botanical chemist. Maybe.
It's probably not my actual name. Don't worry! :)

Anywho, I really appreciate your kind words. I might have some more up later, assuming that I can find where I actually keep the stuff I write.

Oh, you have an interesting goal. Praise feathers!  Who knows? You don't always know what you can or can't reach until you reach for it.  MAGIKARPOCALYPSE

Thanks. You have at least one reader whenever. ^^

Good, good. :) (Now I must wonder where you got the name from.) you didn't plagiarize, now, did you?
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Post by Burnin' Bunnies on 20th February 2016, 8:31 pm

Those are very well done! Clap, Clap For You!  
I would point out things that may improve the writing, but I'm not really finding any! :O
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Post by Apocrypha on 20th February 2016, 9:09 pm

Strigiform wrote:

Oh, you have an interesting goal. Praise feathers!  Who knows? You don't always know what you can or can't reach until you reach for it.  MAGIKARPOCALYPSE

Thanks. You have at least one reader whenever. ^^

Good, good. :) (Now I must wonder where you got the name from.) you didn't plagiarize, now, did you?

Botany! *summons rainbow of plants*

Thanks, though. I appreciate it! Make sure that you point out any flaws or whatever that you can find. I just wanna be the very best writer, like no-one ever was.

No, I didn't plagiarize.  I have the original drafts scattered about, as well as a teacher and an as yet unpublished literary magazine which actually have them as well.


\"Burnin' Bunnies wrote:Those are very well done!  Clap, Clap For You!
I would point out things that may improve the writing, but I'm not really finding any! :O

Wow, thanks!  Dunspach is Glory!

If you do happen to catch something, though, don't be afraid to point it out. I encourage it! Steamroller my pieces so they can rise from the ashes of their own demise into something greater!


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Post by Subconscious Drift on 20th February 2016, 10:58 pm

@Apocrypha wrote:

Botany! *summons rainbow of plants*

Thanks, though. I appreciate it! Make sure that you point out any flaws or whatever that you can find. I just wanna be the very best writer, like no-one ever was.

No, I didn't plagiarize.  I have the original drafts scattered about, as well as a teacher and an as yet unpublished literary magazine which actually have them as well.

Does it include this one? :p

You're welcome! I'll be sure to, don't worry. ^-^

Oh, you're having them published? Dunsparce Approves
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