IX. Freedom

Three days passed. Two skies fallen.
Tariq and Abia sat underneath the last.
Perched on the Eastern point. The highest peak of the city.
The very tip-top, they stared up, making shapes out of the stars.

Abia’s eyes played dot to dot. A flower garden bloomed in carnations and roses and dutch amaryllis. Her mind filled in all the colours of their petals. Lillies floated on water the color of shinny onyx. It was a simple vision, a beautiful one. Since arriving to the favela she had not seen one plant. From the boat she remembered Red oaks and Paperback Maples, but they grew on the outskirts.

Tariq spoke and the colours ran.

“Look over there” he said pointing south easterly.
“Beyond the represas de agua (water dams), where the moonlight hits that circular tower of redbrick. That is the ciudad (city). That is where Merolas ends and freedom begins.

© elenaxtina.com, 2015 in Skies over A Shanty Town

3 Comments

  1. lucius_pixel

    I don’t know if I wrote this before to you but dictionaries are in. If you worked on a dictionary, an original one, it would be interesting.

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    1. you did :) I’m trying to understand the concept of my own dictionary. It’s something i’ll have to look into :D have you done one?

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      1. lucius_pixel

        I am treating it like creative writing and I know that you cannot build airplanes and satellites without dictionaries so I am entering into a new creative writing phase.

        Here is where I am with one.

        I am working on a dictionary and this is what I have so far. The order of the words will be based on the statistical most common use of the letter’s per Wikipedia’s statistical graphing of the Alphabet. I would like to work with a typographer to integrate one new symbol into this lexicon.

        I started off rechristening words and then I got into a natural rhythm of crafting words. Crafted words make the most sense because why do you need to buy a dictionary filled with words you already know.

        It’s not supposed to be a humorous read.

        Even though you might laugh.

        Nicholas

        Title : e f a o i n s h r d l c u m w f g y p b v k j x q z http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_frequency

        Ezertium

        Equovium

        Excusememisster

        Ejumped

        Eklisastes

        Every

        Ebian

        Epbro

        Eyip

        Eglionored

        Efrio

        Ewey

        Emfey

        Eusy

        Ecumenicate

        Eliminote

        Edly

        Erroroneo

        Ehremidy

        E-stripped

        Enshrined

        Eineia

        Eo

        Ealio

        Easy

        Effort

        Empty

        Emptied

        Empiracl

        Emperess

        Emprionia

        Empire

        Elevo

        Elemon

        Elespace

        Elechant

        Elevate

        Elephant

        Egregious

        Eggon

        Eschew

        Eagle

        Enough

        Elegant

        Erroneous

        Effortlessness

        Effortless

        Escape

        Escaped

        Escaping

        Eyesoar

        Eyesore

        Eyesnore

        Eyefloor

        Eyebore

        Eyebored

        Eyeeyepod

        Eyeeye

        Eyeball

        Eyelift

        Eyeleave

        Eyedolatry

        Eyeneed

        Effort

        Egg

        Eiffel

        Eidea

        Einsteining

        Eyesight

        Elongate

        Eradicate

        Emotion

        Estonia

        Everything

        Eherytang

        Elation

        Equate

        Escapade

        Easy

        E-Trade

        Estate

        Error

        Ewojima

        Edict

        El

        Essay

        Read

        Bae

        Twurch

        Slowth

        Hip Star

        Da

        Poppin

        Twerk

        Skrilla

        Stacks

        Stuntin

        Freestyle

        Azz

        Hoe

        Bitch

        Deceit

        Buzz

        Trend

        Chart

        YouTubin

        Tazed

        Old School

        New School

        Ocean

        Cyrusan

        Hemicyon

        Mouseketeer

        Wealth

        Rich

        Cash

        Money

        Time

        Poor

        Impoverished

        Destitute

        Television

        Radio

        Internet

        Movie

        Film

        Recording

        Studio

        Chartreuse

        Book

        Document

        Fire

        Internet

        Web

        Social Media

        Psychiatry

        Psychology

        Mug

        Speaker

        Open Mic

        Paper

        Printer

        Clock

        Time

        Cell Phone

        Mouse

        Keyboard

        Button

        Dance

        Dancefloor

        Bar

        Drink

        Flash Drive

        Google

        Facebook

        Twitter

        Bing

        Medium

        Photoshop

        Photograph

        Old Time

        New Time

        Parents

        Marijuana

        Beer

        Weed

        Tobacco

        Coffee

        Atom

        Theoretical

        Entirety

        Homeostasis

        Nomenclature

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        Asymtote

        University

        College

        High School

        Mooc

        Goog

        Bookie

        Student

        Professional

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        Author

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        Actor

        Rapper

        Rocker

        Poet

        Artist

        Craftman

        Craftswoman

        Mailman

        Mailwoman

        Teachero

        Teachera

        Bartender

        Bartendress

        Christ

        Music

        Arpeggio

        Microchip

        Mecrochip

        Autonomous

        Softride

        Anemic

        Eniacian

        Dial

        Bipolar

        Blogging

        Journaling

        Company

        Business

        Marketing

        Advertising

        Help File

        Vote

        G-Unit

        Classroom

        Fly

        Sassoon

        Egalitarian

        Exotica

        Exotico

        Origami

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