rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


Armistice Day has donned a grey sackcloth overcast, and is filling the fireplaces with ashes. Smoke drifts among yellowing leaves and scents the chilly air. Most of the birds appear to have bedded down for the night already, lending late afternoon an eerie stillness. Nothing is moving outside but the smoke, and an occasional leaf that falls and joins the thickening carpet that will soon cover the lawns.

I can hear cars occasionally passing along the through road nearby, but they seem to be part of some other world, where people have places to go and things to do. This block seems cut off from the outside, as though invisible, already swallowed by the approaching night, already asleep. My window shows me so dismal a scene that I close the drapes. Better to watch the lively pot boiling on the stove than this comatose street.

  • Reset Forty-Four, Day Twenty-Two

    Monday I got something close to as much sleep as I needed, and still had a few hours of daylight after I woke up. There were disturbing dream…

  • Reset Forty-Four, Day Twenty-One

    I had a browser crash with difficult recovery this morning, leading to much delay. Sunday brought much delay, too. I woke up too early again, and…

  • Reset Forty-Four, Day Twenty

    Though (or because) I got to sleep earlier Saturday morning than I have for quite some time I did not sleep well. It went okay for about five hours,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.