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I Walk Among You (Prologue): Introductory statement by the main character in my story
Posted by Douglas, Nov 2, 2008. 3289 views. ID = 1957

I Walk Among You (Prologue)

Posted by Douglas, Nov 2, 2008. 3289 views. ID = 1957
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I walk among you, but I am not of you.

I stand on the same street corners, ride the same buses, climb the same stairs as you, but you do not see me, you do not hear me. I breathe the same air, taste the same food, smell the same roses as you, but these do not touch me, for I am nothing.

I stare deeply into your eyes, and I see not what you are, but what you could be, what you long to be, and all the hopes of all the ages that are bound up in your gifts, waiting to be unleashed. But I, the kindler of dreams, have no hopes to call my own.


I sleep as you sleep, but my dreams are not my own; they are your dreams, the dreams of all mankind. They are dreams that call to me even in my slumber, dreams that draw me to you, dreams that beg me to destroy you, then raise you up again out of the ashes of your demise.

I walk among you, but I am not of you. I am the Emissary of Pierides. I am Kindle.

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This post has been awarded 28 stars by 7 readers.
This post is Part 1 of a writing series titled Kindle. The next part of this series can be found here: Pyre's Dream.
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Half-lit
Nov 4, 2008
This is wonderful; I found it have a great weight and depth. Brought me right in with what I feel is the feared emotion you were going for.


   ~Posted by Half-lit, Nov 4, 2008



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