Original post: http://ks.renai.us/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=7281&p=184119#p184119
I wished for a birthday that I would never forget.
Instead, that heavenly body cast its celestial inferno upon me.
Never will I forget it now.
I curse my fate borne of the stars.
In that suffocating purgatory I lay, terrified; alone in the world.
Shielded from everything to ensure my survival,
I could not even turn my head to look out the window at the stars.
I met him by chance: that boy, who would be my guide into paradise –
Whose smile beams comforting warmth,
Whose heart beats both weak and strong,
And whose eyes sparkle like the stars.
This KSFic was written for Weekly Writing Wednesdays, as sponsored by Mehkanik. The prompt was "Brevity: Write the most poignant story you can in under five hundred words. Hard mode: Under 100.". I derived much inspiration - both in terms of the subject matter and the format, down to the number of lines and words - from Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy".