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It is the hardest thing, to exist in a world where you aren't wanted. The season of Winter has a hard time fitting in.
a piece from a few months ago, inspired in part by Light Boxes by Shane Jones. written in small, sort-of vignettes. the cover picture is mine. complete.
12 months ago Literaturelover said:
This was an amazing work of art. You are one talented writer!!
12 months ago Sadie Short said:
you are an amazing writer. enough said.
12 months ago Annie E.B said:
I loved this.
over 1 year ago Trina Elisabeth said:
This is fantastic. It's an original idea to start with, looking at winter as a sentient being that kills and feels, and you wrote it in a poetic, poignant way. Really loved this. :)
almost 3 years ago Kimberly Karalius said:
I've caught up to reading all the chapters for this piece! It seems like only yesterday I that I stumbled upon it. I really like since remorseful winter character you've created. It was sad to read, in a way, but that means you did a great job hitting that nerve.
I felt so bad for Winter because, next to Autumn, it's my favorite season. I could probably go on and on about the reasons why, but it's safe to say that I like shivering more than frying. Being in this mindset made me feel sympathy right away for Winter. I wanted it to discover some piece of love or happiness, though at the end such things were futile for it to find. The 1888 part was a great vignette to include because it acts as the last straw. It's the ultimate reason for for Winter to give up, as well as the readers to realize the ultimate struggle Winter goes through. My favorite bit of that is:
"On the twelfth day, the blizzard burst from me like feathers from a bashed pillow. The wind rushed in to blow the mess away from the cities I had dumped it upon. Distributive despair. I didn’t mean to kill anyone. It was strange, seeing them all drop dead."
I wanted to see Autumn, Summer, and Spring come in as characters to see how they interacted with Winter. Makes me wonder how the other seasons felt about Winter - especially Summer. What kind of character is Summer? After Winter dies, will Summer be happy to reign over the world, or will it become saddened when its heat starts killing people? Hm. I guess you could always make a spin off :D