Dear Will,

I know who you are. You may stand there looking calm and quiet, observant. Your hands may be warm and your eyes green as the breathing forest but, I know you deeper than that gentle surface. I feel your electricity in your nerves. I feel that awkward, rigid spine of yours, when you meet strangers and people you aren’t comfortable with. Those hands that you patiently keep hidden in your pockets, tremble slightly. Your heart beats so fast – as if it is trying to claw out of that web of anxiety in your chest. Your lungs are drums but all this weakness keep you strong, alert, you’re always alert. I know who you are – I have love for you – for the way you never show your restless fears. The way they never overwhelm your mind. 

Your mind always sees clearly. 

Soil warriors always work independently. They never cross paths. They never talk to one another. But Will and Aleena were different. They knew the forest better than anyone. They found themselves on a cross path. In the lost green lake they found each other – as their broken canoe sunk to the bottom, they clung onto the broken tree trunk, covered in moss, it jutted out from the middle of the lake. A baby, thin tree growing on the broken. They laughed like they had never laughed before. Wholeheartedly. Large sounds of joy and relief escaping their throats from their stomachs. They found home in each other’s eyes.




3 thoughts on “Will

  1. I’m so intrigued by these characters, and the opening direct address/letters to them. I don’t want to ask too much, because it seems like more will be explained later – but I really like the structure of these pieces. They build up glimpses of a story – it’s so deftly constructed. Will there be more? *fingers crossed*

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    • Aw thank you so much! Your comments always make me so happy! They make me want to post more quickly haha. There will definitely be more, I have loads of bits scattered in my notebooks of the characters and world, and lots of bits of stories of their lives and journeys, I’m still trying to figure out the order of it all but I just took a deep breath and started posting anyway – thanks so much for the support and encouraging words (:

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      • I’m really glad you started posting them, sometimes you just have to be brave and go for it! This time it really paid off!! I’m so pleased to hear there’s more – I’m looking forward to it!! It’s nice to hear you find my comments encouraging instead of weird aha I just really enjoy your pieces 🙂


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