|Dusk and Sunshine
Author: Frostfyre PM
It was less a firework and more like dusk - slow and sad, but necessary for a new light tomorrow.Rated: Fiction K - English - Angst/Family - Words: 135 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 07-09-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3040260
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A/N: This was for a scholarship contest that I applied to last year. The prompt was to write about your coming-of-age moment.
It was less a firework and more like dusk—slow and sad, but necessary for a new light tomorrow. The pang in my chest was undoubtedly dulled by my previous epiphanies. I sat on the warm grass and mused over my actions.
Pain had made me vicious, rebellion and a poisoned mind had made me cynical. Now, however, as middle school ended and my mother and I packed to move away again, I could see it. Could see the unnecessary pain I put myself through.
Childishness had made me cruel… but now, so far from those corruptive influences, I calmed my tempestuous mind. Thought of sunshine, not dusk—and smiled.