Random Fiction: Tremors


Don’t ask where this came from. I don’t know.

They run rampant through me, the tremors. I live in fear of them, of the reminder of how fragile I am, of how fragile life is.

I despise them, loathe them, hate them. I want them gone. Out of my body, off this mortal coil. Gone, banished, denied entry ever again.

I dream of knives that will cut them out of my body. I dream of peace. Of stillness and solitude.

Of an end of fear, of pain, of this isolation the tremors have caused me to build around me. Of friends and family and people who visit because they want to, not because they are duty-bound.

I despise. And I dream.

A three-word Wednesday prompt (and all three words are in the first line!), but I’ll link it all over the place, like usual. Friday Flash. Weekend Writer’s Retreat. You guys know the drill. Another thing you ought to know? Starting Monday, at least half of the royalties from sales of all three of my books will head to charity. Be sure to check the contest page — more books are being donated for anyone who makes a direct donation, too!)



  1. omj

    October 28, 2010 1:28 pm

    Eerie write! Life is fragile!

  2. gautami tripathy

    October 28, 2010 8:19 pm

    Wherever it came from, I like this. Sometimes our disjointed thoughts give us better perspectives…

    .-= gautami tripathy´s last blog ..tablet of time =-.

  3. Sharp Little Pencil

    October 29, 2010 7:49 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my site, Susan. Sure, your take is dark, but it’s also intriguing. Coming from a family with many members who live every day with mental health issues (I’m manic depressive and PTSD), I can very much relate to this POV. That’s what makes your last line so important: the dreaming.

    Thank you. Amy Barlow Liberatore
    .-= Sharp Little Pencil´s last blog ..FRAGILE TREMOR 3 Wd Weds =-.

  4. JanePoet Version 3.0

    October 29, 2010 10:08 pm

    i dream of knives, peace and stillness … i also dream of flowers, love ~ JP/deborah

  5. Alice Audrey

    October 29, 2010 11:37 pm

    Interesting little bit.

  6. Vivek

    October 30, 2010 1:19 pm

    Heart rending read this is.
    .-= Vivek´s last blog ..Triptych =-.

  7. carol

    November 11, 2010 2:09 pm

    What a sad little piece.

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