When Dreams Come True

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The countdown to the new year had begun. He searched for her frantically, even as his stomach churned. At last, when he felt bold enough to give words to his feelings she was nowhere to be seen. It took him until the eighth count to find her.

The world had now stopped existing around him. Time stilled, and the music was barely more than background noise. Instead, he heard his heart thumping loudly. Seconds turned to hours as slowly, one pair of eyes looked up as the other peered down. Lips previously smiling in mirth turned solemn as they touched. Hands sneaked up to curve around the neck and waist. In the darkness of the party, tongues dared do things they would never have otherwise.

But that night, his heart also broke, because his dream came true, just not to him.

 

 


 

This scene was inspired by reading Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor. She mentions in passing about a God who punishes by making one’s wishes and dreams come true, but not for that person. I shall be posting a more in-depth review of the book soon, but needless to say, I was absolutely in love from the first moment I set eyes on it. I especially loved the writing style and would be very happy if I could, one day, write half as good as her.

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A Miracle

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Opposites aren’t meant to attract; at least not without inviting a world of pain.  They crash into each other.  Some turn into stars and burn for the rest of their days. Others shatter into millions of tiny pieces that float aimlessly in space.

Only once in a thousand black holes do miracles happen and balance is struck. In that perfect balance; universes are born, and life becomes possible.

So here I am on my knees, praying for one such miracle.

Unsaid Words

Three words remained unsaid,

In twinkling eyes and coy smiles,

In feather light touches or intertwined fingers,

In fifteen minutes walks or week long vacations.

Violent desires remain buried

within the pink of their cheeks,

within the lumps in their throats,

and in the excited beating of hearts

Only to never be said aloud

as crosses cannot mix with holy beads,

sacred threads don’t match gold rings,

and Amen and Om cannot coexist.

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