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too loud

by upinflames 1 review

march 2014

Category: Drama - Rating: G - Genres:  - Published: 2014-08-25 - 295 words

"C": athode Ray
Blonde Summer

Put in headphones where taped cracked screen can edge up against thumbprint.
Struggle to work the damned jack. Sigh when it connects.

Press shuffle.

Bum bum bum bum

Walk off bus.

At fourteen, life is idle time and uninterrupted staring into abyss.
Glad to not be affected by illness or poverty, very minimal racial discrimination or bullying based on gender or sexuality.

Life is idle

Staring into abyss

Feel for:

Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Dun-dun. Dun-dun.

Step into stairway. Turn at bend. Continue up stairs.

FIRST time LOVERS...! Your heart beats slow… DISAPPEARING to another world…”

Green highlights. A beautiful laugh. Smile back. Touch.



Try to not pull away.

to hold your hand

Pull away.
Shake head.
Cross arms.
Smile harder.

“ – Friendly face…Familiar voice…An endless choice – ”

At fifteen, life is intermittent confusion and ceaseless stupidity.
Scared to affect immediate circle, family, or any acquaintances.

Life is confusion


See to:

– Tuh –Tuh – Tuh – Tuh – Tuh – Tuh – Tuh – Tuh

Go into a linoleum tiled room. Find seat. Sit.

You stare at me. With a melancholy.

Blue highlights. An intent gaze. Look back. Touch.



Try not to mean anything.

to be with you

Make space.
Shake head.
Cross arms.
Try smiling.

please don’t go

Talk. Don’t talk.
Don’t text. Text.

Watch the moving truck leave.

At sixteen, life is ¬¬¬
Nothing to

Life is

my endless choice

Let the message go unanswered for 3 days.

lah lah lah lah, lah lah lah


Red highlights. A soft laugh.

Am I here?

or am I just your atmosphere?


to the girl i won’t marry

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