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The Thing About ClichesI.The Thing About Cliches by summernightangel
If this were a cliché,
A poem, or both
It would be about sparkling midnight skies and heartbeats and flowers and sex.
There would be oceanic eyes and rain that tastes like tears. Well throw in anxiety-riddled murmurs and metaphorical bullets and allusions to sharp objects for pity.
This is not a cliché anymore.
So instead I wrote about the flavor of emerald and the fragrance of April hope. I painted pictures of a perfect pencil, poised over a blank page.
If this were a romance,
A message in a bottle, or both
It would still be cliché, to capture electric fingers and longings locked away with skeleton keys, and drugs.
Wed find footprints in the sand and read angels into them. Wed collect rejected roses, tarnished rings, and hopeful held breaths where the tides washed them up, tie them up with ribbon, and cork it all away for someone else to worry about.
This is not a romance either.
So instead I baked coffee cake while it rained, and picked the wee
Jeremie: From Loner to LoverJeremie Belpois, even in elementary school, submitted himself to the fact that he would live a lonely life. He always seemed to be that one kid no one knew and kept to himself. Sometimes, he wasn't too bothered about it because of how lost he could get in his computer programming. He even would skip meals and stay up long nights to finish his projects! Even when he entered Junior High and attended Kadic, he felt nothing would change. People around him would talk about finding boyfriends or girlfriends, which he couldn't help but feel a sting from. I'm just some scrawny nerd, who in their right mind would be interested in me? That was a thought that often haunted him. It was like this for him until one fateful day in the middle of 8th grade.
October 9, 2003. Jeremie was working on his usual projects. This time, he decided to explore the abandoned factory to improve the robots he was working on. His findings more than satisfied him, and he decided to look around even mo