as he crossed the road. Michael was getting excited at the prospect of placing his key
in his front door and the comforting crunch of the key turning in the lock as the heavy
door opened. So comfortable with the notion he had just created for himself Michael
allowed his neck muscles to completely relax and his head slumped towards the
ground. His eyes closed tightly, unwilling to see his head crash into the street, praying
that the pain would not last long, if at all. His eyes were jerked open by the fact that his
chin had just slammed into the ground and he laughed quietly to himself, realizing that
he would not be allowed to die that easily. He would have to make more of an effort
than just allowing his neck muscles to relax. Michael focused on the street and actually
began to admire it. Taking in the splendor of the footpath, it?s the simple things in life
understand what the meaning of the colour was, he glanced back at the grey street
white.The blackness of the street was of varying degrees, but it was still black. The
blackness had come from various sources such as oil stains and small rocks, but its
presence, as well as the lack of other colours began to confuse Michael. He shook his
head and raised his fluttering hands to his forehead, in order to banish these insane
confusing thoughts from his mind, but sadly his efforts failed. Michael faced the fact
that he would have to again focus his attention to the grey. With a heavy sigh he began
to take the grey back into his mind, and his soul. Michael became frantic as he began to
up negative. Tears formed in his green eyes and steadily made their descent down his
face to the ground, making a silent ‘plop’ on the street. Michael felt disturbed as he saw
the dark tarmac swallow up his tear, leaving only a small round black mark as a sign of
its existence. Unable to watch the sight anymore he turned his head to the right, in
hope of some light relief. For a brief moment Michael’s small hopes lifted, triumphantly
sign of light on the bleak scene made Michael smile and reach out to touch the lines.
He reached out, hoping that the lines were not manifestations of his imagination.
Realizing that the lines were real objects that could be touched made Michael’s heart
jumped. He ran his fingers across them, ignoring the rough feel of the road underneath;
such imperfections meant nothing to him at that moment. It was at that moment when
Michael saw the one thing that robbed of his smile, the one thing that made all his high
hopes come crashing down, it was nothing gigantic, yet it was earth shuddering, it was
a speck of grey amongst the bright yellow lines. Michael blinked his eyes, wishing that
it was his over worked mind playing horrible tricks on him. It was not. Once he opened
his eyes from the quick blink more and more specks of grey started to appear. Grey
fragments rained down on the yellow lines in their masses. Unable to focus on the gray
any longer, Michael raised his head, forcing the muscles he had relaxed only minutes
ago, to work again. He let his eyes follow the horribly imperfect yellow lines to their
destination. Michael felt like screaming when he saw that the lines curved into all
encompassing blackness.Unable to look at the horrid sight any more Michael forced
streetlight, shining a welcoming light into the world. Michael caught himself in mid
sigh when he realized that the light was a hoax, a way to tease people into believing
nothing but another all encompassing darkness. Attempting to thrust his arms in the air
Michael felt like screaming again. He hoped to thrust his head in the air, but was
friends and the stars. Only blackness. Michael wanted to run from it all, and, for a
moment he felt content that the darkness had not won yet. Now, though, he began to
realized that it did not matter if he won or lost. The darkness had overcome the light
forever. For Michael it did not matter if he stood up to the darkness. It meant nothing.
With that he closed his eyes, allowing the darkness to win. He forced his eyes open,
unwilling to believe that everything meant nothing. Michael turned his head forward,
and his face actually felt the warmth before his eyes saw it. Out of the darkness, he saw
two beams of white light, the most beautiful white he had ever seen in his entire life.
He smiled, and he thought for a brief second that he had actually laughed, was actually
still laughing. He was laughing before he began to realize that those two beams were
coming directly towards him out of the blackness. They were cloaking him in their
glow and he forced his entire body to turn towards the oncoming lights so it, like his
face, could bask in the warmth. His arms, greedy for the warmth, reached out in front
of him, hoping that somehow, they could feel the radiance before the rest of him did.
The lights were close now, so close that the white was actually beginning to blind him.
He fought off the urge to close his eyes so as the blackness faded away into the white
his final thought was about the beauty of it all before the blackness completely faded
away and engulfed him in its beauty. He was finally happy: Truly happy.
The man driving the car leaped out, not really comprehending what he had just
done. He looked at the crumpled body, the puddle of blood forming around the man.
The driver wasn’t quite sure and at this point, he really didn’t want to examine the
body, but he thought the dead man before him was actually smiling. The driver’s head
blackness. Distressed, he looked for some sign of life, and his eyes focused on the lone
street lamp, the lamp that offered a small sign of hope. He began to race towards that
light, hoping that there was more behind that light instead of the overwhelming
blackness that surrounded it. But all was dark….