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A shadow embarks bearing a heavy load
And makes his way down the Forgetful Road.

This creature is a stranger, but it seems that all who are seen traveling this road are strangers.  He has no bags, no pack, his arms are empty.  But he bears a heavy burden all the same.  You can see it in his stride, his posture, his sullen appearance.  This shadow chose this road over every other remaining option.  A thousand wrong turns brought him here.  A thousand more turns lay directly ahead.

A shadow embarks bearing a heavy load
And makes his way down the Forgetful Road.

From this point forward, every fork in the road is a penance.  Every crossroad is a chance to escape.  Every decision made is an opportunity to be unburdened of the consequences of a decision made before he reached this road.  When the...

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  • Flowers
    This feels good to read. I love the part of the story where you introduce the idea of how shadows can materialize if they are filled with memories; such an interesting option/choice.
    Nov 19, 2012
    by mushr
  • Family_band_richie
    Yeah, I was taking a little risk by adding that detail, I think. But I liked that little twist so much that I ran with it.
    Nov 19, 2012
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