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The Trick
"You want to see a trick?"
Her eyes narrowed. "What kind?"
"Like nothing you've ever seen," he said, and took a swig straight from the bottle. Red wine stained his teeth. "Promise."
"All right." She leaned back in the chair as he stood up, crossed to the centre of the room, and did some kind of odd shoulder-shrugging warmup dance. He'd left the bottle on the table, and she took it, wrapped her lips around it, and chugged what remained of the wine. She had a buzz going and wasn't about to lose it.
Without prelude, without screaming, without any warning whatsoever, he burst into flames. In perfect silence he burned, staring into her soul with those intense grey eyes he had.
She dropped the bottle. It shattered, green shards everywhere. She wanted to scream but couldn't. She stared as he was consumed.
There was a pile of ash and a black spot on the hardwood, and no other evidence he'd ever existed.
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The door opened and he walked in. She leapt from the recliner, embraced him, and said, "H
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Dancing
Dancing
On a hill­top at sun­set, they danced one last time. High clouds burned crim­son and chromium, and she sang to him:
o this is the guil­lo­tine, and this is the knife
this is for mur­der, this is for life

He whirled her like a dervish, spin­ning her about and about, watch­ing her dark hair mask her face like a funeral veil.
so come, hang­man, tie up your noose
my lover is here, wait­ing for you

He dipped her low, kissed her carmine lips, then lifted her into the sky. She laughed with delight, and he couldn’t remem­ber the last time she’d sounded so happy.
we dance on the hill, we prance through the heath
we eat, drink and are merry, till we’re all out of breath

And the music ended, and the first stars appeared in the east­ern fir­ma­ment. He bowed to her, both of them drip­ping sweat from their hair. Her smile was inscrutable.
"It's time, isn't it," he said.
"It is," she said
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The Wait
She planted the seed and waited. After a while rain came down from the sky, pelt­ing her skin, chill­ing her. She shiv­ered but didn't leave, not yet.
The sun came out, warm­ing the soil, dri­ving the cold from her bones. She waited. Clouds scud­ded by overhead, in a hurry for some rea­son. The moon rose, stars wheeled, and then the sun rose again.
She didn't just wait, of course. She prayed, she sang, she read the old sto­ries, the myths and the legends. On the sev­enth day she snoozed under a cloud­less sky, wak­ing only briefly when a drag­on­fly happened to touch down on her nose. She observed its cathedral-window wings, irides­cent with refracted sun­light, and drowsed once more after it left her.
Rain, sun, moon, stars: she endured them all. The seedling broke the soil with a quest­ing green curlicue, look­ing for all the world like a ques­tion mark in the Old Tongue. She sat on it and waited more: days, mont
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The Trick
"You want to see a trick?"
Her eyes narrowed. "What kind?"
"Like nothing you've ever seen," he said, and took a swig straight from the bottle. Red wine stained his teeth. "Promise."
"All right." She leaned back in the chair as he stood up, crossed to the centre of the room, and did some kind of odd shoulder-shrugging warmup dance. He'd left the bottle on the table, and she took it, wrapped her lips around it, and chugged what remained of the wine. She had a buzz going and wasn't about to lose it.
Without prelude, without screaming, without any warning whatsoever, he burst into flames. In perfect silence he burned, staring into her soul with those intense grey eyes he had.
She dropped the bottle. It shattered, green shards everywhere. She wanted to scream but couldn't. She stared as he was consumed.
There was a pile of ash and a black spot on the hardwood, and no other evidence he'd ever existed.
The door opened and he walked in. She leapt from the recliner, embraced him, and said, "How
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Inarita Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav!! :hug:
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awgie Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
hello, blandon boy (not a typo)
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Arcanis-Lupus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
hay thanks for the fave! dont forget to check out the original artwork linked in the description!~
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awgie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
:p
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pablowapsi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Thanks for the watch! ^_^
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Thanks for the fav.

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