Thursday, August 1, 2013
Fears on Fire
"The way their eyes follow me, laughing with malice, across the room."
Her pen came to the end of the line and she dropped it at her side. Ripping the paper off the notebook, she folded it in half twice and set it on the top of the others.
"The time I tripped in front of the whole class."
"The day they told me to meet them at the Dairy Queen and then they all went to Starbucks instead."
A whole stack of them.
"How I'm afraid I'll never be good enough."
"How I can never seem to say the right thing."
"How my dreams seem so unattainable."
She sat there in the grass, watching it all burn.
She sat there until every flame died away.
Then, she stood up and walked away. Today would be different.