The Speed of Life

Owen-eat Author: Owen I design interesting stuff for interesting people. I did the visual design for Ficly and over the course of working on this project with Jason and Kevin I have fallen in love with the simplicity and spirited nature of ... Read Bio

If I stopped for just two seconds to feel what was going on around me I would realize that the moment I stopped running would be the moment that I realized that everyone else around me had been running along-side me the whole time. I gather myself up and push that pace, up, up and into the red. Like blinders on a horse. The speed of life turns to streaks of just simple white smokey movement, like webs without binding agent. And there I am, lost again in the motion.

These gears we turn, these motions we play over again. Over and over. Keep and hold and force our heads down. Look out for the next obstacle. Watch that rock, that current issue, that hurdle to jump over, that hoop to jump through. On fire. Over and over. Head down.

Don’t stop. Speed up. Get busy child. Push that locomotive body, hands in rapid motion, brain in flux. Age and stress the moments that are long gone before you find a solution. Shake off the inevitable feeling that at the end of the run there will be not but another path to run down.

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  1. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    I can picture it my head, the frantic pace your protagonist has set, the blurry scene whipping past. The inevitable here is that the person can’t keep up that pace.

    Also, grammar check, you use realize one too many times in the opening. :)

    There, doesn’t that feel more like the comments we know and love?

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Doesn’t sound like a very nice life. That first sentence had a few too many ’that’s, but otherwise definitely did a good job of driving home the whole pace and hurry feeling.

  3. Owen-eat Owen

    Thanks! This is my first Ficly story of all time, other than writing filler copy when I was designing Ficly. This is fun!

  4. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    FOr a first kick at the can, it’s pretty darn good. Great pace.

  5. Avatar Oy

    This could turn into a series with so many possibilites…

  6. Avatar Xanathael

    Very poetic, i like how the short sentences highlight a narrowed perspective.

  7. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    This is sad. And hit a deeper meaning to me. Good job.

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