Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Osiris Waits for Her

Velvet Verbosity wants to send books around the world and hear the tales of their travels. It sounds like a fun idea to me. Here's my attempt at "Doorway:"


She stood outside the doorway, the molding pressed into her shoulder, and strained to hear something other than her own heart beating. She should go in. She knew she should. But how could she? How could she take that first step, how could she make herself reach out for the doorknob and turn it? It was an action impossible to imagine, as impossible as making herself rise from the floor and float there, bobbing like a balloon in a breeze. Instead she stood frozen, listening, waiting for the sound that would, like a starting gun, allow her to move again.

6 comments:

Velvet Verbosity said...

Love the new look! To answer your question from my blog, I was thinking about glueing an envelope inside with a note and a list of places the book has visited, along with the URL to track the book. We'll see how it goes!

On your piece, I know that feeling. Though being an impulsive type, I haven't experienced it often.

anniemcq said...

Happy New Year, Mr. Rodius. I love coming here. Thanks for writing.

I, Rodius said...

Thanks, and Happy New Year to you, too!

Sounds like a good idea, VV. I look forward to seeing how it works!

Patsy said...

Wonderful --- I've also posted a Doorway piece. We all seemed to be having a hard time going through a doorway --- fear of what is on the otherside?? one ponders

Rhoni Renee said...

Love it. The apprehension is palpable.

I, Rodius said...

Thanks, Patsy and Renee!

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