Lifting her spirits, he began to laugh
It made him a medium of sorts
Finding the souls of her dead dreams
Elevating them to some kind of zombiehood
As the party swirled around him
Liam felt like he was in the eye of the storm
Only those looking for a respite would stop to chat
Never staying long before being swept back up into the fray
Eventually, he faded away back home
Useless fingers, frozen from the cold, tried to grasp the laces
Nothing was going right. The cold was so bitter, the snow so deep
Then there were the noises in the dark. The sniffs and pants from furry four legs
It made his spine quiver. He took a step and pulled his foot out of the boot
Even though his foot was half frozen, when it crashed into the snow the chill exploded
Daylight found the boot alone in crimson snow
“Break the fourth wall in your life,” Sam said. “Go out and talk to those that are watching you. Engage them. Learn something more about your life and world.”
“That sound like great advice,” Bert said.
Bert turns to you. “So what about it, reader? What can you tell me?”
Claire wore many hats. She absolutely loved them, switching between them multiple times every day, but it was always the shoes that she was deathly afraid of. She could be mom, wife, daughter, confidant, friend, enemy, goddess, and demon, but when it came to shoes, well, then she felt she had to pretend to be someone else.
That’s why she decided one day to just go barefoot. It meant sometimes stepping on things the wrong way, freezing her toes, or just having her feet absolutely filthy, but they were always hers, and she could sleep well at night knowing that.
Pinching her eyes closed, she wished as hard as she could
If there was even a small chance of her wish coming true she had to try
Needing to see him one more time she opened her eyes full of hope
Even though she knew he would never be there again
Can’t you just say the f word?
Uh, uh! Not unless you say it first
Really? What are you, chicken?
See, you just can’t say it. Be a grown up!
Enough, fine. I forgive you.
See, you were wrong!