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Living Idiom by Christie Stratos

The room darkens as your quote goes on. Everyone stares in shock at your strange idea of verbal justice. The bride’s dress has turned black and the groom’s tux is melting. They wonder how you could say such things at a time of so much happiness.
 
You want to watch each tile of the floor fall away, taking another wedding guest with it until only they are left, afraid and uncertain of each other. And no matter how they cling together, doubt will linger in their eyes.
 
You got your wish, Misery. You’ve got your company, whatever the cost.

 

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Comment by George Davis on July 4, 2013 at 3:48
Very good
Comment by Christie Stratos on July 4, 2013 at 23:39

Thank you! :)

Comment by Kerry J. Hall on August 29, 2013 at 15:26
A bitter ex lover? So sad this, but touched me deeply
Comment by KM Zafari on September 4, 2013 at 7:46

Great imagery. I especially love the visuals of the blackened dress and melting tuxedo. Although Misery is more of a representation here, the idea is similar to the personification of Death - a being arrives and takes something precious, leaving emptiness in its wake. Here, however, there is no reluctance or regret, only the desire to inflict more pain. Fascinating.

Comment by Christie Stratos on September 24, 2013 at 3:42

Thanks for your comments! I like your take on it, Zafari, I agree about the similarities between Death and Misery. Nice comparison.

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