Monday, October 01, 2007

How do you get from there to here?

Across the asphalt, pools of it everywhere, dark as tar with the sheen of obsidian it reflected the light of the waning moon back at me menacingly, as a murderer might brandish a knife. It seemed unfathomable that other children would play in it, splash it at one another, and most disturbing of all leap right into the middle of a lake of that caustic substance. How could they jump in when they couldn’t see through it? How could they trust that it was only a few inches of water when in darkness it became something so much more? How come no one else knew, as I did, that at night they ceased to be simple puddles and became insidious dark water portals waiting roil over and consume the careless child who stepped in when no one was looking?

I have no idea how I got here.

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Comments on "How do you get from there to here?"

 

Blogger Magatha said ... (10/01/2007 9:20 AM) : 

The best. :-)

 

Blogger cpurl17 said ... (10/01/2007 9:26 AM) : 

Lovely post!

 

Blogger Rebel said ... (10/01/2007 9:57 AM) : 

Awesome!

 

Blogger LilKnitter said ... (10/01/2007 11:32 AM) : 

Ooh, I like it!!!

Way to raise the bar, DO!

 

Blogger DomesticOverlord said ... (10/01/2007 1:06 PM) : 

If by "raise the bar" you mean, "completely ignore the assignment".

 

Anonymous olpp said ... (10/01/2007 1:38 PM) : 

wouldn't that be something? and then what happened if the puddle had an oil slick on it? or anti freeze? would you end up in a creepy, dangerous place?

 

Anonymous Rhi said ... (10/01/2007 2:49 PM) : 

Wicked, wicked funny. And a good way to pwn the assigned.

 

Blogger Bezzie said ... (10/01/2007 3:48 PM) : 

Dude, now I'm frightened to jump in a puddle.

 

Anonymous Knit Mongrel said ... (10/01/2007 10:16 PM) : 

The world has never evolved from people who followed assignments.

I jumped in once. The water in the toilets flushes backwards. It freaked me out. So I came back.

 

Blogger Sharon said ... (10/02/2007 12:05 AM) : 

That was so creative! I love it!

 

Anonymous rachel said ... (2/23/2008 9:21 PM) : 

can't get there from here.

 

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