Monday, 17 March 2008

No connection



She lived in her own private world of make believe. She had furnished her rooms with wishes, hopes and dreams, and the thick carpet woven of fairy tales offered her a safe path to walk on.
The corners of her world were smooth and had no shadows. She yearned for light and warmth, and the mere thought of anything undesirable, ugly or cold, made her shiver of uneasiness and disgust. She despised darkness –the darkness of mind, the darkness of the night.

She was happy in her own world, but to maintain her happiness, she had to close her eyes and shut her ears from the world outside her perfect little universe. She could have stayed like that forever, but the strength of the outer world grew more powerful everyday, and the milky like windows of her whereabouts began to tremble by the force.

She tried to fight against the outer world, but the battle was useless. She possessed no powers; she didn’t have the strength to defeat the enemy who lurked its way into her mind.

Finally she gave up. She left the Net, closed the computer and faced the world in real.


15 comments:

hpy said...

What a nightmare. Do you think it will really happen to us?

Mick said...

It could happen to me! Yikes! :O

Peter said...

Are you still there?

SusuPetal said...

HPY, I'm afraid it's not a nightmare....it can happen any time to any of us so beware!

Yes, Mick, you're not safe!

Still, Peter, but for how long?????

Liisa said...

What could be that force, Susu?

SusuPetal said...

That's a good question, Liisa, and the answer depends on the person in question. It may be love to somebody, work for the other, friends, death...what ever.

hepoliini said...

No, no no no... Real life isn't worth it. Can't we all just stay here in the blogland? ;)

...Jees, mä harjoittelen kieliä(palikkaenkkua)tänään (=Oh yes, I try to practise(?) languages today)

SusuPetal said...

Of course we can stay here too, Hepoliini, but...anyway, good to practise all kind of languages:))

hepoliini said...

I'm trying to remember (english) but my brain(s?) hurts already! :D

KennethSF said...

I'm interested in the sequel to this chapter. What did the timid heroine finds when she finally steps into the real world? I'd like to think she finds in the rainbows and the dew-sprinkled pine trees something as magical and captivating as the fairy tales on her carpet.

SusuPetal said...

It's good for brains, though, Hepoliini:))

I believe she finds a magic she never knew before, Kenneth. Maybe the rainbow and the pine trees, the dew and the morning mist, the moon behind the clouds.

Pisara said...

This is a very poignant story. Private universes can offer a doorway to freedom but they can also become prisons.

Good for her she went out.

SusuPetal said...

It's the balance of these worlds that is important, Pisara.

Trijnie said...

The world would be stange without the net; did I say that?
About 8 years ago I did not know how to use a computer. Look at me now, am I addicted.

SusuPetal said...

The same with me, Trijnie! It's amazing how fast computers have become a big part of living, as well as society's and individual's.