Sunday, October 4, 2009

Eh, a Little Gimmicky

Maybe I'm too late, but here's my response to Velvet Verbosity's 100 Words on "Bear."

When I reminisce, sometimes a memory swells, more than I can bear. Lingering in the past, the ghost-thought creates a sharp physical sensation, a pain that makes me grimace, and I bare my teeth and growl. Some are memories of what I did, or what I didn't do, or what I should have done; these are the anecdotes that don't bear repeating. Please, I ask, let no one bear witness to my weakness. Standing naked, bared to my own cruel judgment, I close my eyes and change the subject. Shame is a crop I cultivate, though it bears no fruit.


Velvet Verbosity said...

Gimmicky maybe, but still moving. You got in under the wire!

I, Rodius said...

Thanks! You see what I did there, huh? Huh? A bear in every sentence, right?

Uh, yeah. A little gimmicky.

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