Avatar Author: The Ghost in the Machine LoA A student in the craft. Well traveled and not well off. Seen a little to add to tales. Still on the journey -Unknown _*http://www.protagonize.com/author/The_Ghost_in_the_Machine*_ Read Bio

I insert my earbuds and sit down to watch.

Legs dangling over the rooftop, Nuvole Bianche whispering through my earbuds, and a beautiful sunrise approaching the horizon in front of me. Birds are singing, people are just starting to wake up, and soft breezes rustle the trees below me. It’s all very poetic; a stark contrast to the events that have made me who I am.

It starts slowly enough. The concrete speaks to me, rumbling, telling me it has begun. The Ministry of Religion is ironically the first to catch fire. Windows shatter and blow outward and concrete pillars crumble. The piano in my ear thrums comfortably and I laugh, raising my arms as if I’m conducting the piano and the destruction all at once.

The Ministry of Commerce blazes orange and a fireball runs free into the stratosphere. I stand from my secluded perch; its time for me to follow and disappear. I take one last look at the sweet chaos, and take my leave.

My masterpiece continues to conduct itself, and I disappear into the coming dawn.

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  1. Avatar Silven

    Someone gets it

    …is what I just said. High five. Or fist bump. Maybe a handshake. Whichever you prefer.

  2. Avatar Stockholm

    As explicit as everything was described I have no idea what just happened lol.

  3. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Lovely descriptions, though rather similar to the early seen in ‘V for Vendetta’. The first sentence in the second paragraph needs an actual verb (all you have are gerunds, I think is the term anyways).

    A good read, and teh feel came through nicely enough. I did like teh touch of the Ministry of Religion being the first to burn.

  4. Avatar The Ghost in the Machine LoA

    Aha so I was found out. I did watch V for Vendetta recently, and when I saw this challenge thats all I could think about. My own interpretation of that scene, if you will.

  5. Avatar mark.i.wang

    I like it. I thought it was a great scene, well laid out. Needs a sequel or prequel, but i saw this was a challenge entry.