Monday, May 01, 2006

By Midnight

I saw Sarah today...
Yeah she is real.
She came around and smiled faintly as I jumped off my seat and wrung my arms around her tiny waist...for she is my strength and she is my weakness...she is my illness and she is my misery...she is all that I am.
As she stood before me,her defiant eyes focussed sharply on mine...she did not tremble,she did not cry,she did not fall apart,but I did.
"How are you doing my dear?" I murmered.
What a fake question! What an utterly fake world we're living in! Where has your piercing imagination gone now,Noha? Where has the pen gone? The pen that would-
God,take my soul by midnight!
Here she was,standing before me,full of life,full of hope,whereas my eyes were wandering everywhere ...my mouth was half uttering half broken sentences..."I hope you are better now"
"he'll get the punishment he deserves" "the most important thing is that you're ok now"
"I'm sure you have become stronger"...........
Utter cliches!
Where is your powerful pen and passionate short story now? Where is your skill at making words? Where have your mighty words gone when your protagonist stands all flesh and blood in your reach?
Why are you now shocked,broken,trembling?
Have you made a protagonist that is more of a heroine,more of an artist than you are?
Sarah vanishes...and all I am left with is a fancy of her red shirt still leaning on the wall.
And now all the tears and all the screams are suffocating in my throat waiting to be released..forever.

7 comments:

Wanderer said...

Hi Noha,I'm 1 of ur English Department colleagues(I'll tell who I'm in Uni.) I just wanna tell u that I loved ur story so much.It's so imaginative and realistic at the same time.I've only 1 question 2 ask,is it somehow a 2nd part to ur"Vengeance"?....Anyway,I believe that expressing one's inner feelings at a specific moment is just better than any other well-woven story.
Keep up the GOOD work.

Shiemy said...

Hi Noha how are you ?!
I am Shaima'a one of your Colleagues too :) ...

I love your story ...

Keep it up

Shiemy

Wild at Heart said...

Dear Shiemy,
thank you for ur encouraging comments!
I'm really proud coz you enjoyed my writings,just tell me the link to your literary group and I'll make sure to join you.
Waiting to see you in college,
Noha.

Shiemy said...

yes Noha here you are

http://groups.msn.com/Loving-Literature

waiting to see you there ;)

Shiemy

Anonymous said...

Really amazing! Useful information. All the best.
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Wild at Heart said...

Thank you all,
Anonymous:ur comments gave me a push...keep them coming!I'd very much like to know who u are...whether u have a blog...etc.

Anonymous said...

Hello Noha,

It is a wondeful story, you write. keep on writing, dear lady.

Sherif