A to Z (A Very Short Short Story)
After was the worst.  Before yesterday, Aaron’s life was happy and uneventful.  Cautiously, he lifted the delicate glass bottle.  Dreams were his only happiness now.  Events of the past few days flooded his mind as he tried to drink them away.  Freedom?  Glowing embers in the fireplace symbolized that something was still alive…but not for long.  He’d slept as it burned, not caring for it, until it died down to this weak glimmer.  Ignorance and selfishness, that was his life.  Just how much he wanted to jump up and rekindle that fire was unbearable, yet he could not.  Karma.  Lying in his bed, paralyzed by the shock.  Molding and stewing he laid there hour after hour, wishing, hoping, regretting.  Not the man he had been.  Over time, he coaxed himself toward the fireplace, though the coals were now all but gone.  Perhaps he could do something. Quietly, hesitantly, he prodded a coal with the spear.  Reluctantly it flared a little, then died completely.  Surely he could get the next to arise into the beautiful flame it had once been?  Tenderly he nudged the next, causing it to glow a little brighter for a moment.  Ultimately, however, the coals faded one by one. Vengeful, unforgiving, stubborn coals.   With the spear he drew in the ashes. “ X” stands for death, nothing left.  Yet somehow that simple, content-looking “x” wasn’t enough to conquer the loss.  Zimara was gone.

Comments:
 
Thomas_UK   Thomas_UK wrote
on 2/15/2012 7:19:58 PM
Good story. It seems quite symbolic. It's a great exercise for pushing you out of your comfort zone.

KLHpensil   KLHpensil wrote
on 5/10/2010 5:21:23 PM
Yeah it's great fun. I like t do little activities like this every day when I can. The "who, what, where" on this site is also awesome.

Redfae   Redfae wrote
on 5/8/2010 3:49:56 AM
This is brilliant. I might give this a try myself as I have a tendency to start a lot of my sentences with 'I'.

Elton4562   Elton4562 wrote
on 5/6/2010 9:19:56 PM
Hey, I think this is a fun little exercise in writing. Elton

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Synopsis
A little alphabetical blip, 26 sentences long. It deals with regret and loss. If you want to know more, read it. It's only as long as the average summary itself.http://www.writingroom.com/Write.aspx
A Word from the Writer
It was actually an assignment in a creative writing class. Most turned out funny and nonsensical...but mine turned out surprisingly serious.
Published Date
10/6/2009 12:00:00 AM
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