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There is a place where balloons end up after they slip out of the hands of a little girl as she gropes for the string that slowly drifts further beyond her reach. Sometimes, balloons just become untied and slowly float away until they are out of sight.

Haven't you ever wondered where balloons end up once they easily glide out of the hands of lovers, friends, families? A place where moonlight shivers as it touches lost memories and licks the sweet shining fantasies only to be infected. So beautiful, so deadly. Memories like mercury in the moonlight.

There is a place sound goes when there isn't a soul around to hear it. A place rain falls and water rushes and trees snap. The air is thick and tastes of soft violets. Mirrors reflect space and the sky expands with the blink of an eye, opening the ground beneath you to a place you never knew existed.

That is where I live.

There is no Sun here. Light comes and goes. I live in the shadows of others' light. When someone blows out a candle, the sky is lit up with a bright fiery breath that slowly fades into dust. That's how I ended up here. I was blown out, just like a candle. I was invisible to everyone but the one who destroyed me, and now I am born of the ashes that poison me. My hair ties me to this world, my skin doesn't let me leave. This is who I am.

The balloons stay for a long time. I can smell their sweet intoxicating memories. A first trip to a carnival, a celebrated birthday, the welcome of new life, the woes of an ended one. I once tried to reach for one of them, but my hand shriveled before me. I can't touch memories that aren't mine, nor can I make them. I don't know what death is. Perhaps it's where I am now. Or maybe I'm just somewhere in between, brushed off by the world like so many have been before me.

When a balloon pops, my world shifts into darkness. A current rushes through the air like the electricity on your lips of newly discovered chemistry. My heart quakes underneath my skin and for a moment, it slides out from my body and I am left a lifeless form, engulfed by a lost memory. Lately, more balloons have been popping and withering away. Forgotten memories litter the grounds, the only thing I know to call home. People are forgetting. And I'm bound to the place that pumps this life-giving poison to my veins. I wonder if this place used to be beautiful. It seems I've... forgotten...


Hmmm.

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EDIT: woww. A DD? I'm stunned. :rose:
Thank you to `Beccalicious for suggesting me
And to ^StJoan for the feature
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Given 2008-01-19
A delicate start to what may possibly unfold into an epic fantasy tale, There is a place.. by ~LittleLottexo is an introduction that hooks the reader and gives a simple floaty object an enchanting twist. ( Suggested by Beccalicious and Featured by StJoan )
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akky3210 Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH...
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eminery Nov 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! The imagery is absolutely stunning, you are a very talented writer!
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GratiasDomine Sep 2, 2010  Student Writer
cracking work! really well written! thanks!
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FruitnLoops May 18, 2010  Student Filmographer
It can be therapeutic to read poetry sometimes, the words flow so well in a good poem. This was a wonderfully written piece.
Thank you for writing it.
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Ganymede314 Apr 8, 2010   Writer
A beautiful idea. :D
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:iconkmn483:
Amazing! It rocks, and is very puzzling. I love it.
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althea403 Jun 13, 2009
This is simply beautiful, I love it!
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:iconsomniumshadow:
Wow, that's just amazing! You're a wonderful writer!
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LittleLottexo May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Why thank you (:
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ashay1089 Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very mysterious, and lyrical.
wonderful:)
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