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paper beast

paper beast

Posted January 5th, 2017 by july3girl

by infinte darkness (panda)
in Illinois

January 6th, 2017

 

green

with chipped and missing teeth

with eyes that looked deep into your soul

with fangs

and with the horns of a devil

its face was stuck in a permanent snarl

its skin green and papery

 

they were afraid

and so they screamed

and so they cried

and so they ran

 

they were afraid

of the green creature

and so they said

“we must kill the beast”

and they took their pitchforks

and fire

and hatred

 

and they ran up to his lonely mountain

high above the town

and they pounded on the door

but there was no maid to answer

 

and so they climbed the walls like spiders

the fire in their mouths

the pitchforks in their hands

the hatred in their eyes

and they went through the open window

and found it was colder in here

than the winter outside

 

that was when they turned

back to the room

examining wallpapered walls

and carpeted floors

 

boom

the doorway opened

and then they saw him

with his green skin

and soulless eyes

and horrid fangs

and devilish horns

 

they stood

he stood

not knowing quite what to do

when someone said “charge”

 

and there went the pitchforks

piercing the beast

and there went the torches

catching on his papery skin

and that was when

they realized

that all along

it had only ever been paper


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wow, this is really nice! i

wow, this is really nice! i really like the tone and the content

cc: lines 6&7- "its" not "it's"; line 20 ("a hermit") seems a little out of place and disrupts the flow briefly, but that's only personal opinion; line 27- I would say "through" the open window is more correct than "into" the open window but; line 29- "than" not "then".

{if the world bores you, why not construct it yourself?}

Posted by Speargaze on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 15:27
thanks!

thanks!

Posted by infinte darknes... on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 17:02
Really thought-provoking.

Really thought-provoking. Great job!

 

 

Do you know what Angelica said, when she read what you'd done? She said: "You've married and Icarus. He's flown to close to the sun."

Posted by I'mPossible on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 17:44
thanks so much!

thanks so much!

Posted by infinte darknes... on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 20:48

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