Saturday, April 28, 2007

Snippet

So this whole Virginia Tech thing inexplicably depressed me. That is, it depressed me moreso than such an incident normally would, for whatever reason. As usual, this took itself out in my writing, and I churned out a whole load of crappy sentences. The whole thing was too fresh in my mind, you see. It needs to work its way further back into my subconcious to become grist I can use to mill something truly worthwhile. Out of that couple days' worth of writing, however, I did like this one little bit:


"We are children of light," said the old man. "And as such, the darkness clusters all around us. We speak of high-minded things, of good versus evil, of slaying dragons within and without. But we forget, sometimes, that our doppelgangers DO exist; we forget that there is truly evil in the world. And when it comes roaring out of the shadows, fangs bared, and tears us and scars us with unspeakable horror, sometimes we lose sight of the good that, in the end, is really the victor.

"And sometimes, lost in Misery, in the dark wood of Despair, there is nothing to do but sing, a song of light in the darkness, and wait for others to answer our call. And soon, oh soon, that song will be ended, and its yearning--fulfilled."


6 comments:

Nat said...

The second paragraph is a bit melodramatic, but I like it. You should expand on the first two sentences, though, that is, why light attracts darkness. I don't know how metaphorical you're being, but I think you ought to elaborate in any case.

Ethan said...

Thanks. I believe those are good suggestions.

craziness said...

hi

Sir N said...

That is some good "snippet", Ethan. You've got a talent for writing. ..and you know I'm not always one for sincerity, so do something with that bit. ;-) :-)

Ethan said...

heh... All I can say is thank you, sir. ;-)

Bob son of Bob said...

bob like.