Serenity

Avatar Author: Never Explain (LoA) My name is Never Explain, and I was an original Ficleteer before the creation of this wonderful site. I usually post any current series that I'm in, but seeing as I'm just getting started again, I don't have much! N... Read Bio

With the lights in the sky, the water below me, and all the noise…I still feel alone. I’ve stood on this bridge a thousand times before, and I’ve always felt the same feeling: Solitude
Sometimes this feeling has comforted me, other times it has scared me.

Now I stand here, the east bridge is empty, what looks like fireworks are blooming in the sky while they are reflected in the lake and I can hear the sound of a jet taking off in the distance.

Suddenly, everything become silent and I am able to watch, as if in slow motion, the explosions in the air bloom like flowers in the sky and then sink into the lake.

And for one, brief moment I experience a feeling that I haven’t had in a long time.

Serenity.

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In my haze of euphoria, I fail to hear a certain announcement on the bridge’s loudspeaker: “They have threatened to bomb the east bridge, please evacuate immediately….

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  1. Avatar Saint Chuck

    Very chilling. The descriptions do add a very serene touch to the story, really fitting well to the name. Sequel coming up I hope?

  2. Avatar Never Explain (LoA)

    If I have the inspiration to do so, I will. But if you would like to sequel, feel free :]

  3. Avatar .:Band Baby:.

    oh no! he better watch out!
    beautifully written, as always NE =)

  4. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Nice job with the juxtaposition…the character’s serenity and quite observation vs. the dangerous and harsh reality of the situation.