Contest entry for the Flame and Ash
short story and poetry contest.
A short and mandatory note on my composition: it's not like I haven't read the artist's interpretation of the sculpture
- I am fully aware of how ~Sleetwealth
feels about her work. Nevertheless, I decided to make this my own interpretation of the bust.
Destruction was the very first impression I had from looking at the deviation, and that one impression later developed into a much deeper feeling of anxiety I could see, and almost touch
, in the two protagonists. My entry might be a little "off" the original meaning, but that's what literature is all about, in my humble opinion. Feel free to say whatever you think about it, I'd love more opinions on that.
Also, please let me know if my syntax is acceptable for the kind of work I've made. I'd also like to know if the poem is too allusive and unclear, as it's what I feared about the depiction of the situations - it's all left to the reader to understand what's going on, so can you actually do that, as readers? What about the imagery? Do you think it fits or not?
Thank you in advance and good luck to anyone entering the competition!