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Manhattan – in 100 words

22 Dec

ADVENT DAY TWENTY-TWO: Christmas. It’s not long away. And to celebrate advent, new content will be added to this blog every day in the countdown to the big day. You’ll see reviews, opinion pieces, links to some of my other work, videos – maybe even a short story! Remember to check back every day (in between the mad rush of packing presents, getting the freezer stocked up and watching Home Alone on repeat).

Manhattan

A monolithic aeon, fizzing at the free air; reaching out, stretching.

Rabbits on the road. An endless river of metal; yellow, blue, red, yellow, blue, red. Cutting corners around jigsaw buildings.

In God We Trust as we Walk, Don’t Walk. Thankfully, every hour is rush hour.

Breathe.

Pulp and pop crack the spinning spectrum, speckled windows burning bright in fearful symmetry. Screaming glass and broken sirens signal the storm in glittering squares and blinking warmth. No matter. Get on with life.

Amidst this, a smile.

People climb and people fall, caught in beams of light. Many hearts with one beat.

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Posted by on December 22, 2012 in Blog Advent - 2012, Short Stories

 

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