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Virtual Reality

A Story by Broken Hearts

A piece inspired by Ray Bradbury's own virtual reality, "The Veldt".

"Blank and two dimensional walls suddenly sprang to life." Out of the darkness towering mountains reached for the sky, in three dimensions, on all sides, in color reproduced to stunning natural beauty. The wildflowers danced to the rhythm of the cool spring breeze.

A spring offers a refreshing drink of cold sweetness. While wildflowers all around sweeten the air with their light fragrance. The smell of Christmas coming from the forest pine trees is so strong. Strong enough that the flavor of the almost sweet tasting tree bark finds its way in your mouth. Sweetness all around, seeming as if quicksand was swallowing you, never to taste bitterness again.

The earthy scent is like a government overpowering all the other fragrances, yet the strong flower’s perfume can't be clouded. Although Columbine’s are nowhere in sight you could smell their positive energy spilling out like coffee in a tipped over cup. Rain powerfully hits the ground like when a batter hits a home run, bringing out the distinct smell of tears hitting dry soil.

A compelling knock came from the touch-screen front door. All the images disappeared, leaving only normal-looking two dimensional walls.

© 2017 Broken Hearts

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I love the use of your imagination in this.
'towering mountains reached for the sky' - What an image this was to behold - Good work.
'Rain powerfully hits the ground like when a batter hits a home run,' - another great line, I don't think I have seen the rain described in this way before. Most certainly another good play with words.

A fascinating piece. It felt like a virtual reality world where you put those big glasses over your head and are transported into a game.

Sentences were nice and tight.


Posted 1 Year Ago

A futuristic poem. very unique.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Broken Hearts

1 Year Ago

Thank you!

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Added on March 31, 2017
Last Updated on March 31, 2017
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Broken Hearts
Broken Hearts

Montrose, CO

I'm a 16 year old writer/poet. I try to let myself be inspired by whatever or whoever is around me, so I’ll never know what I’m writing about till it’s done. more..