3 Word Challenge AMLIT Michelle: Sun Warm Comfortable

Avatar Author: Scurvy Swab American scholar and assistant professor, teaching English and music and doing lots of creative things! I just joined on 30th November, so I'm just getting rolling here. Join in my "Three-Word Prompt: The Chain" challe... Read Bio

I’m used to the dark, quiet caves, the silence of the insect teeming forest streams; I cherish the blackness. I cling to the vast mountains of quiet like a chamois of secrets.
I shun the warm rays of the sun; I cringe and back away, repelled; it is no haven or hope for such as I.
No, never may I be comfortable where my visage may be seen. Am I hideous, you wonder? Perhaps you would think so, if you my face were to see. It is not something I can judge. But I must not be viewed; this was a lesson I was forcibly taught when I was still too little to speak clearly; without the sun, it’s true, I have but grown in slight ways, I am stooped but not stupid. But size would not be a benefit where I spend my days, so this gives me no regret.
The world of light cannot accept me. So I have been taught. And up to today, I have been content with these conditions.
Today, though—
Today a flash of light shocked my world.
O! I saw beauty for the first time.
I will never be the same.

I’ve seen you: what can I do now?

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Comments (4 so far!)

  1. Avatar Scurvy Swab

    A touch of “The Outsider” by Lovecraft, I think…

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Nicely done, and I like the very impressive vocabulary. Great job painting a very thorough picture of your characters plight, and then BAM, hitting with that conundrum full force.

  3. Avatar Scurvy Swab

    I really appreciate your positive feedback. I do urge you to give Lovecraft’s story a try. There’s a boffo recording by Roddy McDowell http://youtu.be/DTElRyYaZ2s and here’s the text: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Outsider
    :D SS

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