slowdown.

Down, down, down the riverside. The air went dead. I suspended above the ivy waves in silence, entering into the belly indigo. Water had now been a cold darkness and I was trying to part myself from the waves above—that only seemed to inundate me further.

I uttered few words I could remember or understand. I felt before me as if the world glitched, and in my pursuit it was illuminated to me the dissection of time; the pursuers for it in heartbeats above ground, that no further could I distinguish the unsocial world from human kind itself.

The ocean had turned black in my sight, a flickered glass vivid in my eyes entered cornering me in a deepened steep. I gave into death and its whims.

Nails had penetrated my back, and from fingers twisting, convulsing throughout my neck, the waves had split apart—a stream of blood untethered; inquisitively, my hands twitched. Was I no longer drowning? I had breathed on my own, eyes opened, the gushes of wind splayed upon me as a forlorn lover.

The silent night was no longer. I was out from the ravine, a dimension that lingered from what I’ve known.

“Seems like we’re lost, huh?”

I turned. “What? Where did you come from?”

He grinned, rubbing his beard once looking away from the sun’s glint. “It was a tough fight, but they’re gone now. They were after us, Elijah.”

“We—I died.”

“Is that what you think?”

I turned to see two bodies adorned in demolished hummers. Their necks were bent, twisted; spines crushed upon impact—almost straying off into the ravine itself though the curve of the grassland nearby.

“Welcome home, kid.”

Though it wasn’t home at all. My sight changed, and I crashed into the waves.

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I participated in a friend’s story event which you can read about here. He provided an excerpt and we can decide the ending. Nothing is canonical and anyone can join in.


  20 comments for “slowdown.

  1. SteelWarrior/PoetOfSteel
    December 4, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Love it, love it, love it, love it, love it!

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 4, 2020 at 11:23 pm

      Thank you! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • SteelWarrior/PoetOfSteel
        December 4, 2020 at 11:27 pm

        I especially love “I suspended above the ivy waves in silence, entering into the belly indigo.” Awesome 😊

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 4, 2020 at 11:41 pm

        I like that line too. 😀

        Like

  2. Ace
    December 4, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    I really enjoyed this, excellent writing! 🤍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. December 5, 2020 at 12:11 am

    The first few paras seemed poetical. Very rhythmic.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. December 5, 2020 at 3:24 am

    Good

    Liked by 1 person

  5. December 5, 2020 at 3:24 am

    😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

  6. December 5, 2020 at 4:59 am

    Totally surreal and mind twisting..

    Liked by 2 people

    • December 5, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you. 😃

      Like

  7. J. P. K. | Johandros Systems
    December 5, 2020 at 6:17 am

    “Is that what you think?”
    Pen dropped. 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  8. December 5, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Loved reading this post! Excellent work!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Twilight
    December 12, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    I love it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 12, 2020 at 5:20 pm

      Thank you, Twilight! So glad to hear that. 😊

      Like

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