Intoxicated by The Darkness is a short story written by Shi Hui or IreviewUread and shared with The Ugly Writers under the theme Independence for the month of July
Intoxicated by The Darkness
The night air smells of nostalgia. A wave of memories where I spent time at playgrounds, in external space, hiding from the world but showing enough to be heard. Time does not matter when it comes to nightfall. It feels like we have forever. A wave of calmness overtakes my body as I stick my face as far as I can to take in as much of the night air as possible.
If one were to describe what the night air smells like, it would be a mixture of the humid air from the day and the cool wind from the night. Almost musky but mostly senseless. Yet, it’s something that can bring you back to the days when you were confused and lost, thinking things would never get better. Looking into the darkness and blending in as you rant to the shadows of the tree.
Intoxicated with the night air, you feel like you could do anything and you wouldn’t be judged. So you do. You sit in the middle of the road, you do handstands, and you let loose. It feels like you’ve been embraced by a warm blanket that is cool to the touch.
While you miss those times, you have moved on from them. It’s now a past chapter in your life.
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