Something is different today

The music is louder. The train is gliding, instead of running. And, the people around you are more sleepy than usual. You get out of the train and you climb the stairs. It’s really dull outside. Something is different today. Today, it’s raining. But, there is something more.

The road is all muddy. And, there is a strange bokeh in the air, which can be felt and not seen. There are fewer cars than most days and you can almost imagine a train arrive in the middle of the road. Something is different today. Today, you’re in a dream. But, there’s something more.

Everything is falling apart: everything is melting. Everything is melting into darkness and whatever light there was is slowly fading into oblivion. And, someone is walking towards you, through the darkness and through the melting buildings and cars to save you. But, today there is something more. Today, you know that she is walking too slow. Today, you’ve embraced it, you’ve imagined yourself as the hero of a story and you know that heroes fall. Today, you’ve escaped.

Jack, The Athlete: DP Challenge

This post is for DP Challenge (Fifty) of writing a story in 50 words. My exact 50 word story ( photo by Wallpapers’ Craft) is a take on today’s stressful and fast paced lifestyle. Here it goes:

Jack was a natural athlete,
He ran all his life.
But, he wasn’t happy at all.
Despite of prizes and heights.

One day it all changed.

One day little Jack died,
And so, no longer he raced.
But, he was happy now,
For, he was off to a tranquil place.