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ᴅᴏɴ'ᴛ ᴡᴏʀʀʏ 'ʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛᴏᴍᴏʀʀᴏᴡ ᴀɴʏᴍᴏʀᴇ.

Message to Readers

the main character of my current long-term project (against which i am facing an intense bout of writers' block). character intro.

"All Norman Suzuki wanted was to become a Dollmaker like his father and uphold the family name, even while he was hated by his classmates. However, when his lost gone mother reappears on his fifteenth birthday, his world is thrown out of balance."

poor burning boy

May 18, 2020

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poor burning boy, you're
stuck in the cold embrace of yesterday, a 
burning coal implanted into your shortsighted pupils 

don't you know the ones with fire in their blood—
    die young? 

poor burning boy, you
never wanted to hurt anyone at all, didn't you? 
all you wanted was a happy ending? 
a snapshot memory? 

fear the boy that welcomes you into his heart 
kiss the pain that inflicts your every wound, that violet necklace
is slowly strangling you, isn't it? 

    delusions of a ghost 
    that scooped out some of the tears crowding your lungs?  
    he is no longer here 
    HE IS NO LONGER ALIVE BECAUSE OF YOU 


stupid dreaming boy, clinging 
to past dreams—
    irrelevant
don't you know that the universe decided already—
that you would never be happy? 

turn this useless quest for a sick sense of comfort 
your family home? 
    please
you never had a family to begin with 


                                                                            but—

reach out to the boy who only wants to be loved 
you're more similar that you care to admit
circulated rumors, the lack of 
    trustworthy adults 
he was left all alone and you 

were left alone 

please—

don't leave me alone! 


-Norman Suzuki 
TDM 

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4 Comments
  • joella

    I'm really interested in this character now :) maybe you can publish some of what you have so far (story-wise) and we can help you out? either way, this is great!


    6 months ago
  • Doodleninja

    now you've got me intrigued XD I love the formatting, I think it really reflects the character. Hope that writer's block goes away soon!


    6 months ago
  • Eblinn

    This is simply wonderful, wow!


    6 months ago
  • sunny.v

    “ reach out to the boy who only wants to be loved / you're more similar that you care to admit” man, do I love me that character dynamic. this makes me so interested in your story!! really emotional and fascinating piece...nice job!


    6 months ago