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The Apartment #1

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It was still dark when the main door of the apartment block opened and a geometry of yellow light buttered the thin layer of fresh snow.
A figure emerged and walked away, quickly disappearing from view. The door closed, the snow lost colour.
Silence, as if the sound of the day's distant traffic waited to begin. As if the stage was set and tension gripped the wings.
And as dawn's curtain imperceptibly rose on the black silhouette of the apartment building, its windows lit up or switched off, depending on need, in a chequerboard lightshow that presaged a new day.

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    Lisa Williams about 3 years ago

    Geometry of yellow light is just beautiful, well it all is. Chequerboard lightshow too. One that begs to be read aloud.

    Please stop reading/commenting and use your precious time to write more X

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    Wow, thank you ladies, I really do appreciate it.
    Haha Lisa, I wish I could! I can't stop reading and I'm a mouthy ol' so-and-so when it comes to good writing, so that aint gonna happen! But I should have more time for writing from now on, happily :)
    I'm also thinking of making a series centred on the apartment, but I'm not sure if it'll work. If I do, it'll probably be dark...

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    Lisa Williams about 3 years ago

    Pleased. And do really appreciate your support.
    ooh exciting. I like dark. You probably knew that X

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    I love your writing Lisa - it contains the unexpected and the weird, so it's right up my street - so yes, I knew that :)

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    Richard Charles Davidson over 2 years ago

    OK. I'm starting at the beginning here. Looks like I've missed a little bit. :)

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    Drew Martyn over 2 years ago

    Haha thanks for reading Mr D., I hope you enjoy it :)

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