Monday, January 10, 2005


Natalie applied her powers. She discovered once by looking piercingly into a boy's eyes, pupils turned slightly upwards, that she was the center of an irreal force streaming from the hidden niches of her mind. When it permeated the boy it caused instantaneous disorientation and physical collapse. Antonio thought he had finally cornered her in the hall, and could move in for some heavy necking. But as he took that final step to approach her, everything he saw seemed to hurdle around him violently as if he were spinning on a pinwheel. Before the vertigo forced him to the floor his eyes darted madly about for some point of orientation, some lifeline to save him. He instinctively sought the sight of Natalie's navel, the beauty of which was conveniently hidden. Now Antonio lay in a fetal position, eyes tightly shut, one with the floor. The spinning stopped and he felt safe.

Story #126

10 comments:

The Mushroom said...
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The Mushroom said...

Cute girls have that effect on me too, it's amazing how much Antonio and I have in common; why just looking at the image onscreen I, uh, oh my...

...must
-lie-
down...

Indeterminacy said...

I borrowed from life to write this story, but not in the way you might think. Over the Christmas holidays I was in bed with a ...

... terrible cold. At one point I woke up in the middle of the night, sat up, and everything spun around in much the way I described in the story. Must have been an inner ear thing. It all went away after a few more hours sleep.

doctor paradox said...

Most excellent use of real life vertigo as applied to this photo. :)

p.s. did you hear that Kiev was filmed for a Coke commercial? I'm sure you knew about it way before I did, you seem to have the red phone directly connected overseas. :)

Indeterminacy said...

Hi Doc! I heard about Kiev's big break! Their music is going to make them famous and they deserve it. Anyone who doesn't believe me, just check out their CD "Get Out of My Basement." It's pure charm. You can also download some videos and tracks from their Website: www.kiev.ithaca-ny.com.

retarius said...

ok, i hope you dont mind, but...

when i read "applied her powers" i thought....she is a superhero caught in a room that squishes people and she, using her super grrl power strenght, is keeping the walls apart so her boyfriend can escape.

but that's just me.

Indeterminacy said...

Wish I'd have thought of that.

The Mushroom said...

Sorry about the rediculous number of posts earlier -- the site didn't give any acknowledgement that the send was received, and it didn't show up onscreen after repeated refreshes.

Indeterminacy said...

That's OK. I assumed it was the instantaneous disorientation.