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    You brought me here tonight. I thought you were so romantic. We watched the fireworks together, holding hands. Then we watched the funfair; all those people, having fun, laughing, screaming. But something was wrong. I could tell: it was the way you couldn't look at me, but just kept staring into the lights.

    "What is it?" I said. "What's wrong?"

    "You know, don't you?" you replied at last.

    "Um… are those lights giving you a headache? Do you wanna go home and –"

    "No," you said. "No, I don't. Look, it's – it's not working. This whole thing. You and me. It's not working out for me."

    // continued //

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    1. Trapac 85 months ago | reply

      - stomach lurches.......

      the heat in this image......what is this *really* all about....?

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    2. alight 85 months ago | reply

      oh.......... (expletive deleted)
      so now i know we're talkin' those kinds of fireworks..
      hope this story is indeed, as your tags say, fiction... my friend.

      evocative, perfect image for the nullifying flash-moment when one's heart falls and the ground disappears..

    3. grace*c* 85 months ago | reply

      fuckin' hell. I hate when that happens....

    4. Dead Air 85 months ago | reply

      Love the image, the story has me hooked too...

      (but what kind of creep dumps someone amidst fireworks???)

    5. annabellafranc [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      Great image, good story....

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    6. Dan65 85 months ago | reply

      "to be continued"??? No, no, you can't leave me on tenterhooks like that. Oh well, I shall just have to enjoy the fantastic image while I'm waiting.

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    7. Art By Monica 85 months ago | reply

      I feel interested in the story, curious, and fasinated... (from the Feel Me, Post Me! group)

    8. Dead Air 85 months ago | reply

      I feel I'm being watched. (from the Feel Me, Post Me! group)

    9. Lienchen's Photography [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

      I feel it is very bright and hurts my eyes.. (from the Feel Me, Post Me! group)

    10. G0Da 85 months ago | reply

      I feel that the others have round us all up and are about to brain wash the unwashed.
      (from the Feel Me, Post Me! group)

    11. Lady Vervaine 85 months ago | reply

      Many thanks for the responses, everyone :)

      Rest assured that this is indeed fiction - I had a lovely fireworks night in reality. But like all fiction, of course, it draws on past experiences and so on....

    12. cattycamehome 85 months ago | reply

      Oh God - I am feeling that pain :-(
      Awesome picture - those big lights are amazing - I'm thinking of War of the Worlds.

    13. 85 months ago | reply

      i love this shot. so red, intense, and uncomfortable -- the words complement it really well. keep the stories coming!

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    15. R. Motti 83 months ago | reply

      Great shot. I love the story too -- great writing! Congrats.

      This is quite inspirational, I'll tell you! :)

    16. emiliocamarin 74 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado Realidad Ficticia y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

    17. Dead Air 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Weekly Theme Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      This Week's Theme is "People"!

    18. m.estellita 53 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Red Light, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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