Shop More Submit  Join Login
×

:iconxthe-eleanorx: More from xthe-eleanorx


More from deviantART



Details

Submitted on
July 10, 2012
File Size
1.2 KB
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
101
Favourites
5 (who?)
Comments
8
×
She has more books than friends. Even on her Facebook account.

Eleven are duplicated, four are autographed, nine are missing covers, and six are in languages she doesn't speak.

(Her books, not the friends, but one never knows.)

She's worked the same job for three years, saying that it will get her to bigger and better places. It took her three years to figure out that she can't see any places, let alone bigger or better ones.

She writes stories about sad little people like her, except she didn't realize that she was like all of them. She was different because she liked her job. She liked her job until she realized she didn't. And then she couldn't think of anything that set her apart.

She has more books than friends, and she collects them the way one might collect loose change. (Again, the books, not the friends.) She hasn't read all of them, and she doesn't even know that she will. She gathered them all up in order to make herself manic-pixie-dream-girl.

But now, she's a depressive-pixie-dream-girl with a hell of a lot of books.
All my writing is the same. Bleh.

Holy frijoles! It's one in the morning. When did that happen?
Add a Comment:
 
:iconturnip-slop:
TURNIP-SLOP Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello again, sorry to keep spamming you with comments, I've a backlog of around 1000 DA messages to work through so I keep seeing your stuff. Anyway this is great, the only sentence that doesn't quite flow for me was 'except she didn't realize that she was like all of them' it seems a little off and could possibly do with rewording? - just a thought! :)
Reply
:iconxthe-eleanorx:
xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Writer
Don't worry about it, I spammed your inbox with all these deviations. :P

Thanks for the feedback!
Reply
:iconjesterqueen1:
jesterqueen1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Writer
I actually really liked this one. I particularly liked "even on facebook", which kind of goes against the stereotype that everybody has tons of facebook friends. It makes me think she also has a really bookful goodreads account with no friends in the program.
Reply
:iconxthe-eleanorx:
xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! :heart:
Reply
:iconasthedarknessfalls:
AsTheDarknessFalls Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
One thing I see is, 'She has more books than friends, and she collects them the one might collect loose change.' Should you add 'way' between 'the' and 'one?'

Well, I love it, as usual <3
Reply
:iconxthe-eleanorx:
xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
Right! Gotta fix that typo.
Reply
:iconpooreccentric:
PoorEccentric Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Writer
Those last two sentences were absolutely perfect. She wanted to be set apart and go somewhere and be interesting but slowly she just ended up stuck. I really like that as a concept.

Also, I like the parenthetical reminders that you're not talking about her friends.
Reply
:iconxthe-eleanorx:
xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! :heart:
Reply
Add a Comment: