Drawn to the Darkness

Avatar Author: Serena June Just a student of literature, trying her hand at the art of writing. All criticism welcome. Read Bio

Never had a pearl moon in a purple sky looked so dull, so devoid of magic, than above the startlingly bright city of Tokyo.

Traffic lights flashed as cars dashed and crashed through bustling streets, blurring into spasmodic rainbows. Neon signs blazed at the top of every skyscraper building, occasionally illuminating the figures in the windows underneath. In one window, from a penthouse on the corner of Yabuki and Nobu streets, a girl looked out onto the scenes below, her chin resting against her hand miserably. Her gaze wandered from place to place, though always returning to one particular building.

Just a squat grey structure, an American bar, nothing more. Above a beat up doorway, a name flickered in cheap fluorescent lights.

The Sewer.

Closing her eyes, she could picture him inside. The outline of a man’s back and a guitar, fading in and out amongst the smoke. Even now, she could feel the toxins of his addictive, tragic song, luring her with vapourous hooks to the only blackness in a city of lights.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Brutal and excellent, like an old blues song about lost romance. Loved the line about spazmodic rainbows, really captured the feel of Tokyo, not that I’ve been there. Awesome entry.

  2. Avatar Robert Quick

    I agree with THX. You’ve really captured a sense of a dichotomy within Tokyo (a place of magic but also stifling), giving it a kind of character that is so essential in good story telling. You too have captured something so Murakami-esque, that I am totally impressed.

  3. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    This was awesome. :) I could really see this continuing on, like something in a novel. XD

  4. Avatar Nancy

    I love how visual this is – has great texture but in sound and imagery.