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She catches herself on evenings like these trying to say exactly the things she doesn't want to say, so she writes them and tears them apart instead. Her pen is forming a man-made lake on the paper as she writes A-A-A-A-A, unable to finish your name.

In the dead of night, after she tells you she is going to sleep, she sneaks out, marks her garden with a sign bearing your smile, and plants a seed. She fights her right hand as it reaches to flood ink and dirt over your picture and your seed, and she tries to describe to it what the tree will look like, but she honestly has no idea.

Sometimes she lies when you ask how she feels, like when you wanted her to tell you about the first time she saw the sea. Staring at the waves, drowning what they love and falling in love with what they drown, she almost saw the curls of her hair, the cold glint of her own eyes in the capricious, roiling water, but she told you she just grabbed some shells and went home.

You snort and say she has no idea what she does to you, but while you aren't looking, she ties her arms around her ankles to prevent them from carrying her feet away. She pretends not to notice your nose pressed against the window as indecision holds her life firmly at a standstill.

And by midnight you are willing yourself not to run through the sprawling orange-tinted city streets, trying to reach her. You tell yourself she won't, she can't be reached. It's funny though; she trusts you to know exactly where she is.
like a magnet

for ~TheDeathofAramis. this was supposed to be your birthday present, but for some reason I couldn't finish it. now it's finished. happy birthday, other half.

go look at [link] and [link]

name series. counterpart to Esperanza.

preview by !dreamsfortime, who is also doing a series of paintings as a companion to this series!
her piece

already posted:
Aislin
Aria
Briona
Ciel
Corinna
Deirdre
Elana
Esperanza
Fiona
Kendra
Levina
Mia
Phaedra
Rona
Selina
Sidonie
still to come:
Mireille
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sublime-ape Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
"drowning what they love and falling in love with what they drown" - how beautifully--and seemingly effortlessly--you sprinkle your writings with universal truths!

the last lines, especially "you are willing yourself not to run" and "she trusts you to know exactly where she is" - !!!

how do you do it? agh, foolish question! you just do, don't you?
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shebledgreenink Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I just do. it's almost frustrating-- there's not really a method to it.
it'd be boring if there was.

thank you, dear :heart:
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Yvning Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
These series is breathtaking. I can't stand how good you are packing so much into so little.
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shebledgreenink Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've always believed that brevity is a sign of skill.
to say more in less words-- that means you know exactly how to use them.

thank you :heart:
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Yvning Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Agreed, and you're welcome.

Side note: just realised that the comment I wrote was full of grammatical fail. I was delirious with sleep deprivation. My apologies. :aww:
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shebledgreenink Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
don't worry about it :]
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Solarune Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Writer
I really like the tone of this and your writing style. Great character piece! :D
"Her pen is forming a man-made lake on the paper as she writes A-A-A-A-A, unable to finish your name." – Love that bit. :)
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shebledgreenink Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
thank you! :heart:
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Solarune Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011   Writer
You're welcome :D
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TheDeathofAramis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Thank you. I love you.
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