The Darkness In My Silence

Avatar Author: ALRO613 (LoA) Another one of the refugees from the old Ficlets site. See my old <a href="">FICLETS HERE!</a> Not much to say about me really. I write. I play music. I write music. And I enj... Read Bio

I saw colors in harmony. Chaos destroyed the colors, the images, the memories that I saw.
Memories for me were like photographs, moments frozen in place never to be smote by time. Others did not understand. I did not speak; for to verbalize such beautiful things was to mar and contaminate them.
“Come here, Nathan, come,” it was Dr. Hamporthorn again. She did not understand. Nor did mother, or Dad.
I shook my head. “No.. no I can not.. nono,” rocking, seeing the floor come closer then farther brought back the harmony; the colors in my memory.
“You can’t stay here, Nathan. Let’s get back,”
“No no. Two times two is four, four times four is sixteen. No can do, no way,” if i held my hands closer to my face, serenity was beckoned.
“Just let him finish,” Calvin, an intern, (he was a nice man), said.
“He’s painting on the walls, Cal,”
“But look at it!”
“Colors,” i said, “everything’s 5 by 5. Serenity – soft color,”
“It’s the damned Sistine Chapel, Nath,” Calvin smiled, “Let him finish!”
“I wanna finish!”

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  1. Avatar The Note Writer

    This child is interesting.
    He must like Michealangelo.

  2. Avatar g²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    The pinballing around to different subjects, the quirky connections, and the very odd line of thought made this interesting. I like how the intern’s specifically distinguished as being “nice,” as opposed to the others involved. I’d like to see what more happens to this Nathan

  3. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    So he paints his memories in cold calculations of reality, making art math, and finding harmony in the sequential or mathematically balanced world of colors.

    or am i being too left-brained.

    it’s an expression of the pain he suffered in times past that he can’t speak of.

    there right brain had a go.

    either side is baffled, yet awaiting a sequel.

  4. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    i love how everyone has a different interpretation of the story .. you all see it completely differently from how i intended .. which is AWESOME

    No one, in this case, is wrong.. but can you guess what he is?

  5. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    G2 = it was a great challenge .. had to play..

  6. Avatar g²LaPianistaIrlandesa

    ¡Ay! Just noticed I didn’t say thanks for entering… so, Thanks for entering!

  7. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Bizarre and unsettling, but a really nice job treading the line between your narrator’s insanity and keeping the story intelligible.

  8. Avatar April Raines

    Reminds me, a little, of ‘The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime’. You read?

    Also, are we allowed to do sequels if we don’t know – for certain – who/what Nathan is? (If you know the above book, you’ll know my guess).

  9. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    I encourage it – sequel away!!!

  10. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    i have to be a grammar geek again. you mad two mistakes that makes this difficult to read.
    “floor come closer than farther” should probably be “floor come closer then farther”
    and “You can’t stay her” should be “You can’t stay here”
    Otherwise good story

  11. Avatar ALRO613 (LoA)

    Thanks for pointing those out Pyro — i fixed them all up for ya. ;)

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