Reality is Caramel (Level 0)
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stadarooniEmpathy is the human superpower.
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The day is dull in this world.

Reality is Caramel (Level 0)

Another day, more sunshine and sentiments that never say hello.

Another day, more sunshine and sentiments that never say hello. Reality is caramel, and it’s stuck between my teeth.

It had the taste of my hopes and a pinch of butterflies,

It had the taste of my hopes and a pinch of butterflies, mixed into a memoir of dreamscape delights.

It had the taste of my hopes and a pinch of butterflies, mixed into a memoir of dreamscape delights. But the butterflies are now bones,

It had the taste of my hopes and a pinch of butterflies, mixed into a memoir of dreamscape delights. But the butterflies are now bones, prisoners of numb nights.

As I leave my bed, a sigh feels like a thousand dreams

As I leave my bed, a sigh feels like a thousand dreams drowned by a broken mind left on repeat.

If I’ve never drowned, how do I know what it feels like?

In hollow drumbeats day-by-day,

In hollow drumbeats day-by-day, the doldrums walk beside me like a silhouette.

In hollow drumbeats day-by-day, the doldrums walk beside me like a silhouette. Sometimes they sing in slithers,

In hollow drumbeats day-by-day, the doldrums walk beside me like a silhouette. Sometimes they sing in slithers, sometimes they caress me into cries.

Paradoxes of pain and pleasure,

Paradoxes of pain and pleasure, living nightmares where I am loved.

Did I ever have the chance to be a better person?

Can you spill out of my soul and regress me into a dreamer?

Suddenly, the world whispers its answers through its deluded smile of saccharine.

The clouds should be wisps of wonder that soar like starlings,

The clouds should be wisps of wonder that soar like starlings, not ashes of monochrome memories.

The sky decayed from its blissful blanket

The sky decayed from its blissful blanket into a static sea of teardrops and terrors.

Why do my eyes handcraft these hallucinations

Why do my eyes handcraft these hallucinations from a cauldron of cacophony and blood?

My heart desires daydreams and my feet wish to dance,

My heart desires daydreams and my feet wish to dance, but they feast on fear and fevers.

The light, the longing, they’re right there –

The light, the longing, they’re right there – boundless and bloomed like buttercups,

The light, the longing, they’re right there – boundless and bloomed like buttercups, a polychrome paradise of undiscovered delight.

It’s breathtaking, but I’m afraid.

It’s breathtaking, but I’m afraid. I’m afraid of you.

You’re not here anymore, but that other reality –

You’re not here anymore, but that other reality – please don’t plug me back into that.

I am like a mannequin carved and composed out of heartstrings

I am like a mannequin carved and composed out of heartstrings like the wraparound wires that possess the other worlds I can find you in.

I need scissors,

I need scissors, I need to free myself from this marionette game of ghosts.

I need scissors, I need to free myself from this marionette game of ghosts. I don’t want to feel you, but it’s virtual.

Right?

(Aside) So, after a few days of planning, I decided to finally start my virtual reality story! :) I'm not sure how much how will all like this part (this is not part one, to clarify -- it's a prologue), but I made a few changes from my original plan.

The purpose of this part is to introduce the main character of this story, and also to present one reality -- the real world. This part may read more like my normal Commaful pieces or even like my AI story, and if that is a concern, please know, that was an intentional decision for this part only.

I also decided to have a continuous storyline instead of an anthology. However, each part should still feel like it's own self-contained story that explores the relationship between these two characters.

There will also be more traditional storytelling elements, like dialogue and characters, that were absent in my AI story. Also, expect more wackiness and a less morose tone in future parts. (We haven't even gotten to Part 1, technically, so yeah!)

I will admit that I feel a bit iffy on this prologue, but I am very excited about my idea for Part 1. I think it may surprise all of you, too, a bit! :)

I will also be writing my finals very soon, so I will likely be on and off in terms of reading and writing on here until they're all done on the 15th. I hope that I have been commenting more than usual, too! :)

Take care, Commaful, and thank you for reading! Keep on writing! <3

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