February 26th – To Learn the Day
February 26, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Okay, So I’ve been a bit haphazard. Done thinking, done writing – but haven’t posted up. Gonna be a slight flood today as I put them up. The other participant’s stories can be found here: Allie, Tara, Pinky, Olivia.
Theme: Forbidden Knowledge.
To learn of the day Elliot read a book of skulls and slithering. Donnova saw a monster, like the ones from under your bed – but real. Uther’s nameless son was just unlucky, star-hated, witness to things his father couldn’t understand.
It was Saturday, the third Saturday in September, Elliot’s birthday. He spoke seven words before he died. It was a mid-afternoon in the first week of July, Donnova’s graduation from the sixth grade. She saw something in the corner of her eye, half blurred by the bedroom window. They gagged her to stop the screaming. It was a Monday night sometime in Winter, with strange stars overhead, Uther’s son had just been born and the boy wouldn’t stop crying. He never did, though never wasn’t long.
It was behind them, and in their mouths. It was in their bellies, twisting from the food they ate. It was the taste of apples and the scent of almond, it was the falling of the last age. And its name was Bright.