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Fall From Grace

Like Wax Between the Feathers of Icarus,
                           The Structural Support Beams Melted.

                                     - They Held hands as They Fell -

The Copier Was Running, Fresh Sheets of 
Warmed Paper Slid Out From The Side.

                                     - He loved the Rich Scent of the Heat -

A Smile Crept Across His Face as He Felt
The Stare of Her Eyes, Gnawing at his Person.

                                      - Never Managing the Courage to ask Her -

Light Flickering From The Monitor Glinted off
His Morning Coffee, Office Life Was Tedious. 

                                      - North Tower Floor 108 -

Time Passed Slowly, But it Seemed To Pass Slower
As He Glanced Over Her Delicate Features:

                                      - Accentuated By Sunlight -

Communication is 98 Percent Body Language. Everyday
They Stayed Silent, But Spoke Novels With Their Eyes.

                                       - He made his Way to The Cooler -

Extending His Reach to Pick up a Cup, His Hand Met Skin;
Not Plastic. He Looked Up With a Nervous Embarrassment.

                                       - Big Brown Eyes Staring Back -

                                                      - The Calm before The Storm -

Rubbing his Lips Together as if To Finally Make That Step
Towards Introduction, He Was Interrupted.

                                       - The Impact -

Their Hands Met Naturally as The Dust and The Rubble
Fell About Their Bodies. They Dropped to The Floor.

                                       - Adrenaline Injection -

Clutching Her Hand and Weaving Through The Smoke
He Made His Way Towards The Exit.

                                       - Staircase Blocked -

                                              - Elevator Inferno -

Those Who Threw Not a Breath To Screaming,
Were Already Dead, But He Held her Hand tight.

                                       - Blindly She Followed -

The Wind Cascaded off Every Wall and Lead The
Smoke To Disperse as it Reached Open air.

                                       - They Stood in the Clearing -

The Fire Crept Up Behind Them, and The Ceiling
Began To Crumble. She Squeezed his Hand Tightly.

                                        - They Had No Choice -

One Leap of Faith, and Praying For Divine Intervention...

They Plummeted.


Inspired By The 9/11 Competition, Hope you all enjoy =]

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  1. Date: 4/2/2010 1:24:00 PM
    Conor, many congratulations on your win in Nathan's fine contest, based on the tragic events of 9-11,2001 > i agree with Abe's comments below >> James

  1. Date: 4/2/2010 11:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on a Honorable Mention in my 9-11 contest! Nate

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 4:56:00 PM
    Sensational !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 12:47:00 PM
    this is an amazing write . dramatic in many ways , and a great reminder that we never know when..................

  1. Date: 9/11/2009 10:52:00 AM
    This say simpley. i love it. amazing work conor

  1. Date: 9/10/2009 4:27:00 PM
    I know that this was not you because you would not be writing this if it was. You did an awesome job on this one. Surprise in the middle that opened one's eyes. Sara

  1. Date: 9/10/2009 3:40:00 PM
    This is absolutely gorgeous... your descriptions glow with the feelings you try to evoke... I love the opening line an incredible amount and also this: "Those Who Threw Not a Breath To Screaming,". Amazing job. I love you, Blaze.

  1. Date: 9/10/2009 2:28:00 PM
    You work is on piont, excellent execution, Loved the first 3 lines...Raul