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Lisk Lies Dreaming....
« on: November 11, 2019, 01:48:57 AM »
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Streams of Silver
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 01:51:13 AM »


It had been the taste of change in the air that had led her to leave the familiar surroundings of her home, to begin the long journey away from her home, the hallowed, nurturing place that the motherfather had gifted their kind with. A realization, of a sort, but something that evaded her conscious mind, lay deep within her, had settled long before her birth within the raw instinct and unshakable impulsiveness that she had been blessed with. It sang in her blood now, liquid silver run amok in her veins after such a time of being ignored, repressed, denied. It was a part of her, more important than her eyes, her tail, her legs, that she had embraced only the moment her feet touched solid ground and that had grown steadily more precious to her as she pressed on away from the comfortable, familiar surroundings of her youth, and towards the place of her destiny, that which invariably held all that lay in her future. She did not mourn her loss of the swamp as she left it, her life within the confines that the motherfather given the kimeti to keep them safe and protected, it was something she would remember fondly even as her footfalls became weary and slow. Something to remember as she pressed on.

Streams of silver, as bright as can be, terrible lines over the trees and hills of the swampland on the very night she had left - the motherfather’s ticks falling from the very substance of the sky, the sparkling reflections winking off of her coat and then fading into oblivion as she turned her gaze and began the trek - the night she began that which she had craved her entire life.

It had not been an easy trip for her, but she couldn’t bring herself to care. The grasses she had found on her way were more often than not tough and difficult to eat, far inferior in taste and nutrients to the multitude of gifts of the swamp. It didn’t matter. The prey acted in ways she could not anticipate, and her hunting skills failed her more and more as she came further away from the place of her birth. It didn’t– couldn’t– matter. The flora could not be trusted, the risk of poisons and mind-altering intoxicants was high in the brightly-coloured, alluring shapes and succulent-smelling plants that populated these increasingly-strange places. It wouldn’t matter after she was finished this. More times than not she found herself hungry when the bright tick laid to rest for the night, and she did the same. Her pelt, once sleek and shining as if she had been coated in spun rainfall, now hung ragged and lank against her terribly thin frame. But still, her mind - her very being - rejoiced at every step she took away from the life she had once led. Often, she paused in the early dawn and peered at herself in the streaky depths of clear water, to see what she could of herself.

Streams of silver, as bright as can be, worrying even as the currents twisted themselves around the very substance of her surface. Not the physical self, but the representative. Not what she was, but what others saw of her. And as she saw the reminder of who she had been, it prompted her to go on, to shed the old being, to ascend to something new.

And as she began to change, so too did the land. The expanses of fields gave way to hills, which in turn were replaced with vast stretches of sparsely-vegetated plains. And she journeyed on, through and past this alien terrain, the song of promise crying bright in her blood and lending her the energy to go on as she moved past these climes, as she metamorphosed along with her surroundings, shedding bits of who she had been, and became who she was. The plant life eventually faded to a point of almost-nothingness - the grasses that had nurtured her were gone, the meadows long since passed on her journey. The trees whose barks she could trust, gone to be replaced by squat, long-spined plants that reminded her of some of the drawings of insects she had made back in the swamps. Plants that reminded her of the porcupines and hedgehogs she had happened across as a young doe, had watched with curiosity as she tried to figure out a way to ambush the things, before eventually giving up on the endeavour with frustrated exasperation. And, most importantly, the water - the water that had run thin and low and clear from the dark, deep, rich browns and greens she was used to, disappeared entirely, replaced with phantom illusions of the stuff she now craved.

Streams of silver, as bright as can be, washed over the ground, so parched that it fell apart, and made rustling susurrations when the wind cared to move it around, treating it like a simple plaything. She galloped towards one, feeling the pain and tiredness fall away like a trinket as she tried to catch the fleeting illusions the sun wrought upon the sand.

And her hunger continued to grow with her tiredness and her exhaustion was kept at bay only by the pull of what drove her. Her already strained body was ravaged by the pace she set, from a journey she had not been prepared for. But she couldn’t bring herself to care about the changes. She had become so much more, even as she became less. From the bright tick’s first rays of light to the faintest of his evening motes, she trekked on, stopping momentarily to partake of the strange plants and slow-moving lizards she was now desperate enough to partake of. And soon enough, a blurry, bright, flickering line appeared on the ring-edge of the world, and she couldn’t help but to raise her head and cry out in joy, her parched voice cracking as she let loose the ululations of her emotion. And that was when she began to gallop, for that line of silver that flickered and moved, but didn’t disappear. Even in the darkest depths of night, the pale-tick and the fleas lit the flickering line enough that she could follow by them, if she walked slowly enough that she didn’t catch herself and stumble in the swell and ebb of sand, of the undulating dunes that had slowly come to define her, and she even now strained to shed. And she kept walking, fighting one leg and then another forward, until she found that silver stream ran long and wide and deep, as far as could be seen.

Streams of silver, as bright as can be, washed across her vision, as the rhythmic, soothing lap of water cooled her burning hide. And it was a beautiful thing.

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As Bright As Can Be
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 01:56:36 AM »


Like the light of the sun, it burns.
Incandescent, hot and fiery.
Lighting life up like nothing else.
Nothing hopes to compare.
Shining, as bright as can be.
That effusive luminescence.
That warmth, that joy.
That love.

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Wings of a Bird
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 02:05:19 AM »



Eyes that dart like dragonflies on the surface of the water, wings swooping and flicking, never stilling.
Ears that flick like the wings of a bat settled down to a day’s long rest, relaxed, but still yet alert.
Nose that twitches like a butterfly in wait. Mouth that lies, still as though dead. Caged like a bird of broken wings.
She is kin to the wings of a bird without flight. She is hope that lies trembling, restlessly in anticipation of freedom.
Tortured by flickering temptation, as hungry eyes watch others fly with all the ease and the carelessness in the world.
Waiting for the day, the sunspan, the heartbeat, the very instant that it can go free, and find all that ever was.


Her voice...


... her hope...


... her freedom.

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Hold the Light
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 02:08:33 AM »


At times it seems the lights in life are marred by creeping darkness
At times it seems they're far apart in shadows and the starkness
The shadows creeping on your life are something you can't alter
So catch a light, and hold the light, and never let it falter.

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Mischief Managed
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 02:12:05 AM »

(Twin! George Weasley - Harry Potter)

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Extraction
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 02:18:25 AM »

... a long, slow draw.

He is insignificant. He is weaker than the tiniest foal, able to be crushed by the most delicate of hooves. He is that which feeds upon those of the swamp without benefit to any but himself. He is vulnerable. He is that which only takes, and never gives in return. He is predator to a many’s many’s hearts and minds and flanks and blood. He is impersonal. He feels no hatred for those he uses then casts away; all in the pursuit of cold survival, taxing the bodies he relies on. He is the one who leaves the bodies ravaged by years of wear and age and life to be absorbed into the ground by the scavengers. He is that which would thrive upon the flesh of the healthy, the young, the strong; those who have not yet been preyed upon, who can stand to take his abuse for the longest. He is the parasite. He is the tick, the mosquito, the leech. He is that which sucks and gnashes and sucks and bites and stings and sinks tiny claws in to hook and chew. He is the tiny flea that bites the hide, the giant, glutted worm feeding from the gut; all that take without return. He is each and every one of those who bring the strong and young closer to death with every shuddering sigh. And still, somehow, he is detached from his fate; almost unaware of the grisly truth of the method of his survival.

An extraction of the inexorable toll...

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Atrophy
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 02:20:16 AM »


. . . h o p e l e s s n e s s . . .

Why should she even try?
Nothing else seems to matter.
Without him, she languishes.


. . . s h e c a n f e e l i t . . .

Aimless and without purpose.
Her muscles are wasting away.
Beauty becomes the beast.


. . . s t i l l s h e w a l k s . . .

Her body pressed on by the ache.
Each step brings her closer.
Her hatred and apathy grow.


. . . a t r o p h y o f t h e h e a r t . . .

She walks further and further away.
The body grows strong again.
But at what cost?

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Echo & Cave Yell
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2019, 02:21:56 AM »


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Nightlife
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2019, 02:38:32 AM »


The sun sets; the day is dead.

But the night... oh, the night is only just beginning.

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Red-Tailed
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2019, 02:49:02 AM »


As does the bird above...

[worm's view angle from grass. A snake curled, with a distant hawk visible in the mostly-clear sky.]

...so too, the snake below.

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Subtlety
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2019, 03:15:06 AM »


It takes, to get along in life, a certain subtlety of word, thought, and action.

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« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2019, 03:20:30 AM »


[photograph of a stand of trees, with at least one birch prominently in the forefront.]

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Re: Lisk Lies Dreaming....
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2019, 03:22:10 AM »
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