Remains

Avatar Author: Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA) I am the Guardian of the Ink Wells and Head Flight Attendant of Our Strange and Wonderful House. Read Bio

“Do you think there will be any remains?”

The 18-year-old boy sucked in a shaky breath, “No.”

“There have to be some pieces left!” The youngest of the three stamped her foot for effect.

“You can see. Does it even look like there will be ashes left over, Mo?” The boy with milky eyes snapped, pointing to the blazing fire that was glowing against the night sky. The fire was a good mile away but they could still smell the burning paper and wood. Mo simply stuck out her tongue.

“We are going to go & check anyway.” The 18-year-old, Jared, growled, his back to the other two.

“Alright. Just focus on what the old man wanted you to do.” The blind boy, Ranger, said with a sad voice.

Jared set his jaw & nodded. He would go back to the dead man’s house after the mobs had finished their work. He would go & see if he could find any books, magazines, pages, or just words midst the wreckage. He would find the real remains of the old writer. The books were him. And he was the books, and it was Jared’s duty to find him.

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  1. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    My word was “remains” in case that wasn’t deduced already. :P

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    A bit hard to follow with just dialog and from so many characters for the first bit. I did like the tone and the message/idea of that last paragraph.

  3. Avatar punpun

    I like the link implied between the dead writer and his books as his remains. A little morbid touch (is that even the right word?) worked well here.

    Maybe 3 characters would be enough, no? =)

  4. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Edited. :)

  5. Avatar Fox amongst wolves

    dark, but a pleasant read. Personally I really enjoy trying to follow dialogue and figure out what is going on between and behind the words themselves, so I really enjoyed the mystery of this, plus the initially sinister feel, which later is revealed as misplaced, i.e. the original impression is that the children are in the wrong. by the end, it is clear that they are the only thing right about the situation. Very interesting.

  6. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Ugh stupid touch screen hit the rate button.

    _

  7. Avatar punpun

    I know that feeling, I know that feeling…..