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Outlaw AnxietiesI had never been in an alleyway before, and due to what was after me I never wanted to be in one again.
I couldn't hear him following me, which did not relieve me. That's what my parents said he was known for, sneaking up on his victims like this. But then I could see it. Maine Street. As I got closer I could hear the boots and heels of townsfolk walking up and down the marketplace. Perhaps if I could just get into the crowd-
He jumped in front of me, nearly making me fall to the ground. I caught someone's eye as they walked past. They gave me a look of terror and ran down the street, out of view. Yep, I was a goner.
I got a better look at him as he was gazing down at me. I couldn't see his expression, but I could feel him smiling grimly. He was dressed in all black. Black shirt. Black pants. Black coat. Black mask. Black hair. (Although it appeared as if he had colored that. I thought I saw a little bit of blonde at the roots.) And- yellow eyes. They had a certain shine to them, as if
The Shell on the PodiumThe turtle stared again
At the shell in the corner.
She finally dusted it off,
because the past deserved respect,
and held it up into the light.
It was still as hard as a rock.
It was there for protection.
Protection from what, though?
Or maybe it was pain.
Protection shut out, though.
Or maybe it was adventure.
She did not put it back in the corner,
or hide it in the dark.
She crafted a stand, a podium,
with all the passion
a small turtle such as she could contain.
She placed the shell on it,
and it was in the light,
for any and all to see.
she was not going to wear it,
her lovely shell,
That age passed.
she was going to celebrate it,
her lovely shell,
And so she walked out the door,
into the world,
with a smile on her face,
and her utmost confidence equipped.
The turtle waved goodbye
to the shell on the podium.
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