best Altliv fic out there? I’m planning an Entrada AU & need to get in her headspace. naturally, i’m rewatching, but i’m hoping to supplement with some quality fic.
1. A Philosophical Murder
2. A Washerwoman Is Insulted
3. The Student’s Emotional Isolation Is Complete
4. The Estate Is Sold Off
6. An Argument That Is Mostly In French
7. It’s Very Cold Out And Love Does Not Exist Also
8. The Nihilist Buffs His Fingernails While Society Crumbles
9. There Is No God
10. 400 Pages Of A Single Aristocratic Family’s Slow, Alcoholic Decline
You will be forever resigned
to the written word.
It will be 3 PM on a Tuesday at work
and you will be sneaking sentences
like an old man sneaks his flask
you will thirst for more.
You will find yourself
at 2 AM,
vomiting up pale shadows of words
because theirs were just too rich for you
even as you reach for more.
You think you have a weekend?
Someone else’s life
will take you over.
it will be 10 minutes to midnight
on a Sunday evening with 6:30 AM
leering blearily closer and fingers
but still —
The choice has been made:
you will keep on writing.
I would like a poem on being lost. I'm up every night for hours because I can't sleep.
Two AM is heartbreak town,
cigarette smoke and cold coffee just to
stop your shaking hands. Driving, until
there is nowhere else to drive. Driving,
until the gas runs empty. Driving, until
the morning rounds into afternoon into
evening into night, and
it’s silent again. You carry a map
in your hands from 1982, and there’s a
road marked Beth’s street, and
you wonder, tracing the lines leading
into and out of a town no bigger
than a pinprick, who was Beth?
And was she loved? And was she lonely?
You don’t think about death, about
dying. The road is inked on the page but
etched from the landscape, and
every night, you hope to find it, if
only to ask Beth if she can’t sleep.