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The cool autumn breeze drifted through the air, sweeping leaves and pebbles from the ground. Around, everything was changing colors and the atmosphere was beginning to feel more like fall.

She meandered mindlessly through the now colorful forest of trees, listening to each little sound made. A creek was nearby, playfully making its way down the bend, disappearing after a few yards. Frogs croaked at one another loudly, probably speaking about nothing significant. She could hear the rustle of leaves and pine needles as she walked along, stepping as lightly and elegantly as possible; she did not want to ruin nature's magnificence.

Breathing in deeply through her nose, she could smell the scent of pine and fresh water; it was like a distant memory. She picked up an apple from the ground and examined it: it was a perfectly ripe, bright red apple with no blemishes corroding it. She put the apple up to her nose, taking in the fresh scent it gave off. Exhaling, she closed her eyes and imagined a far off scene in a distant memory.

Opening her eyes, she examined a castle. It was a deep gray, shriveling slightly on both sides. A gigantic moat surrounded the castle, and a drawn bridge could be seen connected to the castle's entranceway. The chains connected to the bridge were feeble and she was afraid that even if they lowered the gate, it would simply collapse.

She breathed in deeply again, this time smelling musty water and mildew. The pine was still present, but fading slowly away, as if the wind was carrying it elsewhere. She pleaded silently for the familiar scent to stay, but it floated farther and farther on.

A tear escaped out of the corner of her right eye, sliding down her cheek until finally falling off where her chin ended. Not moving from her position, she slowly reached out a hand, as if to grab the memories back and replace them into her mind. Her arm dropped like a weight and her knees gave out, making her fall to the floor. Beginning to sob, she grabbed the newly found tiara from her head and ripped it off, pulling stray hairs along with.

The silent screams that tore out of her mouth went unheard, and the tears wouldn't stop forming.

…I don't want to be here…

The beautiful new world she had conjured up in her mind stood untouched and lonely. She would never return there again.
just because andy liked it(:

i didn't think it really needed a title.. for some reason any title that i thought of ruined it.
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Sleepyvirgo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
amazing, such strong image evocation! :heart:
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
thanks! <33
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Sleepyvirgo Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
ur welcome! :D
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link] please fav the article and take a look at the other wonderful works :D
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
thanks so much! :3
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MariaShade Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
"Dreams of Meaningless Beauty"

I don't know, that just came to mind. A lovely piece with some great imagery.
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
idk, i might keep it untitled ^^;

thank you(:
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MariaShade Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That is of course your decision :)

Your welcome and good luck with all your upcoming pieces.
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
thanks! :3
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Seigner Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work.
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
thank you :3
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Seigner Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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TwistedHarbinger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Aww. Sadness! I guess being royalty isn't so great for her hmm? I like the description of this memory. Who would want to be stuck in a musty old castle?
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
thank you ^^
haha no one, really : P
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SironaSelkie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ooo... this one was a very interesting read. It makes the reader have to figure out for themselves what the real ending is.

!typo alert: "The beautiful hew world" --> New world

What I see here is a girl who enjoys nature and wants to wander in the forest in her mind but in reality is a princess who is cooped up in a castle. I may have that backwards but it makes for a fascinating tale. I am definitely going to have to read this again to figure it all out. :heart:

Good to see you writing!
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
thank you! :]

oh dang, i hate typos >.<
*goestofixnow*

haha i'm not sure what it's about yet, either, don't worry xP <3
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SironaSelkie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
you're welcome

heehee... typo demons are after you! :evillaugh:

ah... good to know... sometimes things are fine left without rhyme or reason! :giggle:
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
haha i quite like that it has yet been described :]
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TaiKate Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
'in dreams we fade' ~ title? :O_o:

thorough imagery =) it's nice!
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
hmm.. maybe something along those lines. i'll think about it ^-^

thanks! :3
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Pola-444 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
beautiful and well done. I love the imagery you have in this. I really could picture it.
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
thank you so much ^-^<3
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Pola-444 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
welcome
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fallingtodespair Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
You described it as if I was actually there, loved it.
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
thank you ^w^
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Tanashai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Writer
so pretty! inspired by the quill-cafe description tutorial? (it felt a little like that)

though now I'm curious for more, lol!
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
actually, it wasn't. i thought of this while laying in bed really tired xP
haha ^-^<3
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Tanashai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Writer
lol, it was beautiful!
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
haha thank you! :3
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ChromaticRose Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
<3
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YukiKoyama Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
<33
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