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"I could be a soccer player," I said aloud, to no one in particular. I gave the crumpled soda can another good, harsh kick, and sent it rolling down the street. Rain was drizzling lightly, but still seemed to wash away all color from the deathly quiet city. "If I  ever finish high school, that is."

It was tedious, walking by gray walls, gray stores, and gray people. Everyone had some place to be, something to do, someone to be with. Not me.

I kicked the can again. It crashed against a garbage can, inches away from a sleeping homeless man. He immediately awoke, and his face melted into this uncontrollable, raging monster.

"Watch it, damn kid!" he yelled, glaring at me. "What the hell you doin'?"

Another person who hated me. What's new? I tuned out the rest of his curses, and walked on.

Taking a left, I crossed the street, not bothering to check for cars. A taxi can come hit me anytime now, and I wouldn't care less. I heard screeches on brakes and shouts from angry city drivers. Why don't you just come and hit me, instead of getting so angry? It'd be easier for the both of us.

The rain came down just a tad bit harder, and I suddenly realized I was cold. Freezing cold. My fingers were trembling, and were starting to turn a light blue. I shoved them in my pockets and kept going.

The city bank was devoid of customers today, like every other day I passed it, with bored workers moping around dully, sipping coffee or typing monotonously at a computer. 

I looked at my reflextion in the window. I was a boring, shivering, mess of a teen. Messy brown hair, and empty brown eyes. Average size. A blue t-shirt. Some old jeans. Nothing special. Nothing good. Nothing bad. Just...there. Like a waste of space. A waste that shouldn't be there. A waste that should just die.

I ripped my eyes away from my ugly reflection and my ugly thoughts. I focused on a glowing digital clock hung in the store window, reading 6:54 PM.

Don would be home by now, cussing his damn ass off again, putting his grimy hands all over my college funds for more beer. 

I forced myself to slow down. He was going to yell at me anyways, so there was no point in trying to stick to my curfew. In fact, I didn't even need to go "home." No one gave a crap either way. 

I could just forget about him. Run away, I thought. I stopped and looked up toward the gray clouds. 

I let the rain splash into my face, soothing me.Before I knew it, my tears were mixed in with the drops. But I didn't feel so alone, there in the rain, because heaven was crying with me.
Just a little short story. Nothing special. #Heart-of-Poetry's writing prompt is "Rain" this week, so I thought it'd be cool to submit something.

As always, please leave some feedback. c: Negative, positive; I appreciate it all the same. So, that's it. Bye, guys~
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shayasundra Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Writer
absolutely lovely....a fine short story indeed!
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pianokeys457 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! C: It means a lot to me that such an awesome writer like yourself enjoyed it. :hug:
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shayasundra Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Writer
you've done something really great here, it's simple and easy to read, which punctuates each point very nicely. Which leaves a fantastic ending line.
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pianokeys457 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Writer
Once again, thank you! xD All of your feedback helps.
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norskCRAZEH Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Again, amazing writing talent! I love the last paragraph, for some reason I just love it. It's really deep and emotional. I like it a lot, the way you express it I can really relate to. Love!
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pianokeys457 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Writer
:tighthug: Thank you so much! <3 I think the ending was a nice idea and concept, but it was carried out a bit abruptly. That's just me. But anyways, I'm so glad you liked it. C: It means a lot.
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norskCRAZEH Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:hug: I think it was carried out nicely actually, just sayin'. Cause you're amazing! :squee:
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pianokeys457 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you again <3 And If I'm amazing, then you must be awesome, terrific, and wonderful!
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norskCRAZEH Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What? No way, compared to you? HA! You're amazingly awesome dipped in terrific sprinkled with wonderful! Ha ha, can't beat that!
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michwatson Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved it so much... I found it deep and beautiful... I've felt this way before, this feelings seem so familiar to me, that I could get into the moment... You truly got a great talent!! Keep working on it, you're awesome and you will get even better :)
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