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Tonal Shades of Lightning

Tonal Shades of Lightning

lemonslicelemonslice
4 Reviews

As a child, I let my voice roam at the beach the first time. The sea breeze caressed my cheeks and teased it out. With a flutter, the voice surrounded the anchored ships and disappeared into the horizon.

The second time, we stood on holy ground, exchanging vows with hundreds of misty eyes staring at us.
My voice was yours to keep.

But you didn’t allow it to drift with the breeze. Instead, you locked it inside a glass bottle in the dark study, crammed together with a miniature ship.

I witnessed you spit those jagged words at the voice, suffocating with tidal tones. On my bare knees I implored you to release it. I couldn’t stand feeling your breath wrecking it.

The low pitch of your voice dragged me through sepia tunnels, and didn’t release its grasp until my colours had been drained. I held the remnants of my voice in greying palms.
Nothing left to say.

Tinder and light sparked the flames, consuming your desk with greedy apetite. The bottle tumbled against the hard floor, shattering your prized possession. I only needed one shard to catch your voice.

Author Notes: Thanks for reading!

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lemonslice
lemonslice
About This Story
Audience:
All Audiences
Posted:
28 Dec, 2016
Genre:
Mystery, Drama, Supernatural / Paranormal
Type:
Sad, Scary, Offbeat
Words:
193
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Views:
440

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4 reviews have given an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 Stars
SaturnStar
Rich Powell gave a rating of 5

Thank you for your submission. You are a talented writer.

15 Feb, 2017 1
lemonslice
lemonslice - 15 Feb, 2017
Thanks for the comment!
kiraafinifrock
kiraafinifrock gave a rating of 5

I really appreciate your use of words and the way you draw comparisons. This story is strong and elaborate in such a short amount of words, it really drew my attention to it. I can tell you have a great imagination as it comes out in your writing. I found this story to be jagged and demanding and colorful. Thanks for sharing

26 Jan, 2017 1
lemonslice
lemonslice - 15 Feb, 2017
Thank you for reading.
Kaleighishappy
Kat gave a rating of 5

HOLY CRAP! That was amazing! Just WOW

1 Jan, 2017 1
lemonslice
lemonslice - 1 Jan, 2017
Thank you!
Entangled_Fate
🌸Fate gave a rating of 4

This was done exquisitely

31 Dec, 2016 1
lemonslice
lemonslice - 31 Dec, 2016
Thank you.

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