Someone Dies at the End

It was the Ultimate Box: 152 crayons in a dazzling array of every color you could imagine; even the glittery and metallic ones. Stacy was thrilled, it was just what she had asked for. When she opened the mega coloring book wrapped beside it, her birthday was complete. Coloring was Stacy’s favorite.

She even ate a piece of the gluten free, dye free, birthday cake her mother had made with all the quickness and smiles her five-year-old self could manage. Saying thank you, she grabbed her presents and ran to her room. She leapt onto her unmade bed, cuddled into the rufflely purple covers, and opened her box of new, shiny crayons.

Picking a picture in the middle of her new coloring book, Stacy grabbed the metallic green from her box and furiously colored in a kitten. She followed it with red, for the kitten’s eyes; the kitten sat on a blue chair, in a pink room, with yellow carpets. There was also a fireplace in the room, and Stacy colored that with purple, with an orange fire. When she was done, Stacy colored five more pictures in the same fashion, and then it was time for bed.

That night, the Neutral colors started to get, only a little, upset at not being used much. Stacy mostly liked the Vibrants. As the week progressed, and Stacy colored more and more pictures in her imaginative way, the Neutrals became more noticeably upset during the night, they found their lack of use disturbing, they feared getting thrown out.

The Vibrants couldn’t understand what the others went on about; they felt so over used, with their papers peeled back while they were worn away to nubs. Some colors had even been used all the way up. Instead of trying to understand the Neutrals, the Vibrants were mad at being so put upon.

Neither side could understand the other. Each was angry. Stacy just kept coloring.

One day, Mauve, not being quite purple enough for Stacy’s taste, and having never been used, had enough of the bickering. Neutrals may not be used much, but they did still get used, when Stacy was more realistic. But Not Mauve. And Vibrants should feel so lucky to be colored with, they were crayons, that was their purpose!

In the night, Mauve, knowing she wouldn’t be listened to, jumped from the box and landed on the wood floor of Stacy’s room right as Mom checked on the girl. Mauve was stepped on, and all the colors were shocked to see the color broken into pieces. Mom looked down, noticed the broken crayon and threw Mauve into Stacy’s waste basket.

And so, united by horror and sadness, the Crayon box mourned their lost friend and felt the hole where Mauve was missing. The crayons around the hole couldn’t stand like before, and missed Mauve even more.

Until Saturday morning, when Stacy woke up to color a giant poster, all-day-long. And again, the box was divided.

13 thoughts on “Someone Dies at the End

  1. A friend has a computer that turns alone off after a certain time period of a sedentary lifestyle. And all you have to do is move the mouse a little, and the computer comes back on. Probably the computer is certainly not totally off, probably this is known as hibernate or standby or something. Is a good thing to complete or must i just let my pc run? How do you get the pc to do this auto shut off thing as I described in the beginning of this section?.

    1. amandaheiserwrites

      So, pretty sure that I am being spammed by you. But just in case I’m not; left click on your mouse, click on personalize at the bottom of the menu, click on lock screen. Play around until you have it the way you want.

  2. I am going to be a junior in senior high school in a month when school starts and I want to start looking at schools. I am really thinking about creative writing and books. What are some great schools for the? I also want to study philosophy… Thanks a lot!.

  3. The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t fail me just as much as this one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read through, but I truly believed you would probably have something useful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something that you could fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.

  4. I have a blog page on blogger and every period i go to my blog it counts this as a web page view even if im logged in. How do i make it only depend the views from other people?.

  5. I have been told to look and open up a WordPress blog accounts to make internet mini sites (web presence) and I am wondering if you have better ideas or just more ideas? Advise to get WordPress would be great too!.

  6. Please let me know if you’re looking for a article author for your blog. You have some really good posts and I believe I would be a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some content for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please send me an e-mail if interested. Regards!

  7. I just couldn’t depart your site before suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard information a person provide for your visitors? Is going to be back often in order to check up on new posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.