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My father never read me the story of Icarus. I found it for myself. I suppose he did not want me to know what it was like to almost touch the stars. But it was only after I had read the story did I even try to reach so far. It is a little like falling in love...and then drowning in the sea.

(I would be lying if I said the fall didn't break everything I had once believed was solid.)

ii.

My science teacher knew well that I was a dreamer. When I told her I believed fairytales were as real as love is, I could see the disapproval and disappointment in her eyes. I suppose thats why in her classroom, when I was asked what the greatest force in the universe was, I answered love. I suppose thats why she laughed and reminded me that love was as much a fairytale as the fairytales I believed in.

(She was wrong. Love exists...its just been broken into a million little pieces, set afloat in a sea of heartbreak.)

iii.

My mother didn't want to speak about the sea anymore. As a girl who had been born to the water, I thought I understood why. It was the white winged tips of a furious sea storm that stole what she loved best from her. It wasn't until my grandmother told me on a dark quiet night where the moon glowed pretty across the still waters that I truly understood why.

("She should have never stolen you from the water. It will always want you back. It will never forgive her.")

iv.

One day I will meet a boy. He will be stars sent, undiscovered, bewitching...he will know that my favourite song is about winter and how much I love the rain. And I will love him with all of what is left of my broken little heart.

Only to find that he has stolen the eyes of a Sea God.
I still cry when I approach the sea. I wish I were by it more often.

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YeliMoon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing job!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013   General Artist
late but still, congratulations on the dld, dearling! :huggle: <3
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PhoenixEverAfter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I believe fairytales r real too.
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ThePathOfDreams Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
This is amazing... Very touching...
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   General Artist
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Mii-Chiiro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly a lovely piece and i enjoyed it very much
but i have one question whats the story of Icarus?
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stilt61 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Icarus and his father Daedalus built wings of feathers and wax to escape a murderous king. Daedalus warned his son not to fly to close to the sun but Icarus didn't listen and the wax melted and he fell into the sea and drowned. There is more to it but that's the basics.
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JamesAlder Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When I read "my father never told me the story of Icarus" I was immediately grabbed. Both because I wanted to know "What  happens to the character that has not heard that myth!?!??! Does it end up being her downfall, or, or..." and because I am a Greek mythology fan.

It was pleasant for me to continue reading and to find out how not knowing of the Icarus tale affected the person.
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cedricluk Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!  This is absolutely amazing!
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kaelamae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Writer
ahhh, I love every word you write down on paper. 
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:
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Arashkigal Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Really beautifully turned words here... I wish I had something more to say, but it's a bit too touching/close to home for me to be eloquent...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for saying that my dear. :hug:
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Writer
It is in the dark of a moonless night when women remember they are born of the tides; as changing and omnipotent as the depths and as unknowable. For it is her that cause men to fear those that hold the ocean in their soul.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thats beautiful...so pretty! :heart:
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Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Writer
Haha well thank you for inspiring it :)
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Keep writing and keep creating.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW!! Thank you guys!! :D
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chancerox Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(She was wrong. Love exists...its just been broken into a million little pieces, set afloat in a sea of heartbreak.)

one of the most powerful things i've read in a while.
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you my dear... :hug:
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Paulwe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked it. Since you're not a premium member, I can't give you an official critique, but do you want me to do one in the comments instead?
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! That would be lovely! :)
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HikoPawz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i see this is heartbreaking but i wont get sad more now its enough for me but its nothing wrong with being sad.... nice btw
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you my dear. :hug:
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ur welcome sweet :hug:
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SpiritRiver Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Lovely and heartbreaking.  Yes, the fall breaks everything...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for your kind words. :)
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Jesterkin458 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Truth, hidden in dreams day or night brought forth by the dreamers...seen only by those who dreamers...
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: That is beautifully said. :)
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Jesterkin458 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:-) (Smile) 
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nerytje Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
this is so beautiful, can i link this to some of my friends? i want to show how amazing this is :)
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of course you can! Thank you for the compliment. :)
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thank you and no problem :D
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XomegaXX Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I find this to be incredible and moving. My congratulations ^^
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :)
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ilikecocoa Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :) I loved reading this, and I found myself missing the sea too. Great way to format! Kept it interesting :))
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much my dear. That means so much to me. :)
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icex1982 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Beautiful writing.  I felt the power that you wrote with while I read this.  Simply fantastic!  I'm actually glad you flagged the comments above what I'm writing;  Sometimes I don't understand a person's need to have their opinion heard... if you don't like something, then just leave it be.  There's no need to ruin someone's hard work with negativity.


Good job again :D

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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for that. I am usually polite to my destructive critics, but this is the first thing I have written since my writers block and I already know I could have done it better, so this time I choose to ignore them so that it doesn't stop me from writing more. :P 

Your kin words are very much appreciated. :hug:
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icex1982 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

"Better"?  Well from where I'm sitting, you did a beautiful job :D 


Just know that even the simplest of words can be inspiring!


Take care.

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mintybreeze Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is mysterious and vague which is precisely what makes it even more beautiful. I keep going back to your words and trying to understand the.Perhaps I won't be able to.


I read the story of the story of the tooth fairy when I was young. I woke to find that fairy tales weren't true. Some may have found that saddening. But to the young child I was, that simply meant it was left to my imagination. I was a child we rather knew the truth of the world and dream then to dream and those dreams broken. I don't think you need to conform by mother or that science teacher. The great thing about being alive is looking for your own answers and point of view...

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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, my dear. :hug: Your comment is lovely. :)
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Beautiful!
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UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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You're welcome!
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beautfly written
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