Peer Review by Ellenrbnsn (United States)

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Colors among dust

By: svictoria


The sky was painted in the mixture of coquelicot and pale lilac as the blase sun sank behind the city. It looked absolutely breathtaking with the horizon wrapping around the mountains dressed in white spots, that illuminated all the streets and roads where a big part of the upper class lived. No wonder why, I thought. Barely a few minutes passed, but the lights already multiplied, and it felt like I'm watching a precisely created painting that clearly allured to a sophisticated life. It was the most beautiful sunset i've seen in a long time, and so I was accordingly amazed. I sat next to the window, watching the beautiful landspace and I devoured every piece of it, hungrily, to the point, where I felt it surrounding me, and I almost believed I was there. I belonged there, again, like I never left. But as I looked behind my back I reassured myself that I'm still in that broke flat that had nothing nearly as pretty as it's view. But that was enormously gorgeous. As i was watching the mansions from afar i realized that i probably have a prettier view than they do. All they saw were the tenements and sparse trees but it was still such a tiny sacrifice for a life so convinient. I craved for it, oh so bad. The memories in my head were crystal clear about the times when I lived on an estate as huge and incredible as theirs. I could easily recall every detail of the last home I had, right before I lost the already unsure life that my 12 year old self had. 
I sighed, and looked away. There's no use of remembering. 

Peer Review

"There's no use of remembering." This line clearly depicts the almost hopeless emotion the narrator was feeling.

I'm left with a sad feeling. The ending has a somber, hopeless tone.

What made you title it as you did?

Reviewer Comments

You wrote this piece very well. While the flow is sometimes broken, your word choice is excellent. Also, I love how realistic the narrator's thought process is. I feel this is a real strength of the piece. She tries to rationalize her thoughts to feel better, yet reverts to more negative thoughts, which, while unfortunate, is sometimes how thought processes go. Overall, your piece is excellent. Great work! Keep writing!