ghostlyglory

United States

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yolo

Cloud

August 6, 2019


There we laid on our backs, pool float to pool float, shoulders bobbing in and out of touch. My eyes saw clouds, cumulonimbus; we shouldn't have been in the water. Silence passed between us, charged with electricity, a thunderstorm, coming. My big sister told me, when the quiet got too much to bear, what that boy did to her. The water couldn’t be still, and my sister was silent because he told her to be. I reached my hand across. We shouldn't have been in the water. Above us, the clouds towered, like an atomic bomb, warning, then exploding.

 

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5 Comments
  • jaii

    your descriptions are absolutely amazing. so much packed into such a small amount of words. i’m pissed that neither you or sappho won


    about 1 year ago
  • r|A|i|N

    honestly heartbroken this didn't win


    about 1 year ago
  • Anha

    this language is stunning!! i agree with rainandsonder, your work is impeccable. if you or agustdv don't win, i will riot.


    over 1 year ago
  • luluwrites111

    beautiful! this is a lovely flash fiction piece. dont mind me gonna go cry


    over 1 year ago
  • rainandsonder

    this had better win, i swear. you say so much here with the limited space you have and you write so so beautifully!


    over 1 year ago