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Ithslandia -Chaper 10 - Mathew"I wanna...um...deciding things is too hard, Danny! There is a reason I always make you decide things!" I said trying to think of something, anything to do. There was so much, how was I supposed to choose just one thing?
"Matt, you need to learn how to do things on your own!" Danny teased.
"MATTHEW! DANIEL!" Things around us began to fade. We were only in the park. Why do good things always have to come to an end?
"We are over here!" Danny yelled. As our moms started coming towards us I noticed someone behind them. He was running and carrying an empty bottle. It was Danny's dad. As I went to pull Danny's sleeve and point it out to him I realized he already saw him. "MOM!" Danny screamed.
Mr. Caliendo ran over to Danny's mom and hit her. I looked down at the snow where she fell and saw red. Why couldn't Ithslandia be our reality? Why d
Ithslandia - Chaper 9 - Daniel"Matt," I looked back at the said brunette and smirked at him, "Stop spacing out, we're not getting any younger!" I grabbed his hand, which got his attention and we started following Rieme.
I couldn't help but be amazed at everything around us. If it was real, well, we'd be rich, but we're not. The bedrooms were just as awesome as the rest of the house, and the beds seemed even larger than my room! The faerie smiled at us and then started her cheerful chatter yet again.
"Okay so that's the whole rundown!"
"Really? This place is huge!" I exclaimed and then looked at Matt, and looked at the faerie again.
"So what should we do first?"
"I dunno," Rieme shrugged, "but I want to go to the candy room!!!!!!!" I could see the bits of drool fall out of her mouth and rolled my eyes.
"Hey Matt, what do you want to do?" I glanced at him and nudged him, then he tinged pink.
"What? Me decide?"
"Yup, you should! Everything can't come down to me yano..."
Matt looked down at his feet nervously. I hope I
Ithslandia - Chaper 8 - Mathew
Danny and I looked over and there was a girl standing, or more accurately "floating" right in front of us.
"Who are you?" Danny asked.
"What's it to you?" she looked more carefully at both of us, like she was studying us, "Oh sorry! You guys must be the masters. It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm Rieme, and I basically run this place."
"Oh. Ok. Uh, I'm Danny and this is Matt," Danny said as he dragged me out from behind him. I'm not very good with meeting new people.
"Ha! You guys say that like I didn't know! I totally didn't forget the names I was given. Anyway you guys want a grand tour?" she was constantly twirling her hair like she was nervous or something.
"Are you ok?" I asked, almost so quietly I didn't think she'd hear.
"Huh? Oh my god you speak! Dude the people who gave me the rundown on you were wrong. Uh, yeah I'm ok. Kind of. Yeah..." her voice trailed off as she got distracted.
"Okay so this here is the basics floor.
Ithslandia - Chapter 7 - DannyOne season I really like is winter. Snow is fun to play with, I guess, but what I really liked was that my dad was never at home. He was usually at work so we lived peacefully without him, until of course he came back.
But now he's gone so I guess everything's okay. I still love that season though. I guess it's just so pretty to see falling snowflakes and catch them with your tongue.
When I closed my eyes and opened them back again with Matt, instead of the sun shining on us with the grass lush against our feet, I envisioned snow falling down. There was already a winter blanket below us and it was so white, so soft and so pure. I looked at Matt and he was smiling too.
Ithslandia is everything we wanted it to be.
Pretty soon I found myself on the ground and then I formed a snowball and threw it at Matt. For some reason even though we weren't in full winter gear, we weren't cold even though in winter it really is supposed to be. I guess this place is just magical. Even with our heat we d
Ithslandia - Chaper 6 - MathewSomething is wrong. I can feel it. You know how people have connections? Danny is in trouble and I can feel it. I have to go to the playground. It's our meeting place. I have to find my notepad. I write down what I want to say and show it to my mom.
"Just put on your coat honey it's freezing," she calls. I barely notice. I'm running so fast I can hear the wind rushing by me. Once I stop I look across the playground and there he is. He's breathing heavily so I can tell he had been running as well.
"Mathew " he says in between breaths, "do you know how to get to the grocery store. I have to find my mom." I nod and he immediately follows me. It's only a couple blocks away so I can get there easily. For a second grader I have a really good sense of direction. Better than my mom's sometimes.
Right as we walk in we see his m
Ithslandia - Chaper 5 - DannyI can't believe that I told Matt everything. He's so naïve you know. I guess it's okay that he knows though... Because now I have someone to talk to. It's nice having a best friend.
It makes you feel really special inside. I heard Matt talk too. I don't get why he doesn't talk. If anything I shouldn't talk because of my accent. He has a really nice voice, he should learn to use it.
Today my mom and little sister are going grocery shopping. I didn't come though. I overslept. So right now I'm alone in the house and I'm really bored. I wonder what Matt would do if I showed up at his house.
I hear a knocking on the door. It's probably mom back from Walmart or something. I get up from the couch and turn off the static-y tv then open the door. "Mom did you-"
I look up and see a gruff manly face. It's obviously not mom.
Dad looks angry and he smells really weird. I don't know why, but sometimes he reeks. "'Yah little shit, where's 'yah mom?"
He doesn't hit me right now but I want to get
Ithslandia -Chapter 4 -MattMe and Daniel are awful close now. He comes over to my house once a week, but he has to get home fast because his parents are strict. I've met his mommy, Mrs. Caliendo, and she's very nice. I've never met his dad, and I really don't know if he even has a dad. He doesn't ever speak of family besides his little sister.
"Matt are you going to answer me?" Danny said, waking me up out of the trance I was in. I blinked off the sleepyness a couple times and tilted my head as if to say, "huh?" Daniel is good at reading my expressions now so he knew what I was saying. "You weren't listening. Ugh. I asked if I could stay over your house. And um my sister and my mother..?" Daniel asked hesitantly. I tilted my head again.
"Mathew," Danny said seriously, "I have to tell you something, but no one else can know ok?" He nodded. D
may as well buy another packcollapse, and breathe into the carpet:
sunday mornings are not
for falling apart, but damn
the amphorics, this
is not an atmosphere.
you fell in love like you always
wish you didn't, made all their
smiles replaceable, interchangeable,
fell asleep with shadows and kept
drinking, just letting yourself sleep
with blue pills
and tried not to scream.
(keep this image in your head:
fire and nectarines, a sudden jerk
of realization, inspiration
breaking your neck and leaving you forever
breaking bones is not so different
from breaking hearts - it's all about
the leverage, the angle, the mode
(and at least it wasn't personal;
it can color in your own guilt
for starting lines and never ending
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