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Waiting Room

September 25, 2010
By hancampbell GOLD, Woodside, California
hancampbell GOLD, Woodside, California
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Favorite Quote:
"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you will join us, and the world will live as one." <3

"Not all who wander are lost"

Fingers tap on every item in reach. The ticking of the clock seems to grow louder as the seconds progress. Tapping feet begin to prickle as they slowly fall asleep, and one can feel the hairs atop their head sprouting new roots and growing longer. Cross, then uncross the legs; neither position is comfortable. A thousand thoughts streaming in the mind, yet not one to hold on to. The tapping and ticking are leaving imprints on the brain, like an overplayed song on the radio. Gazing up at the second hand only seems to make it move slower. A door opens somewhere, a door closes. Footprints approach the menacing, silent chamber in which not one soul is filled with a happy thought, for every mind is occupied with another purpose: waiting.

The author's comments:
This is the result of the prompt "Spend 10 minutes writing a paragraph about a waiting room." Sorry about the monotonous tone, haha, but I was trying to make the reader feel as if they are actually in a waiting room. Enjoy! (:

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Esperanza GOLD said...
on Jan. 9 2011 at 1:11 pm
Esperanza GOLD, Twinsburg, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me 'sky's the limit' when there are footprints on the moon."

it's a very good article.....it kind of ended abruptly but i give it a 9.5 out of 10 :) it was very good