Beyond The Rainbow

Beyond The Rainbow

A Story by Zoe

    As we all know, almost everything that exists in this world has a dark side to it. Same goes for the rainbow, which, nearly all of us, peruse as a mere splendid arc of colours adorning the sky after heavy showers. But all is not what it seems. Everyone likes to keep secrets; the rainbow is no exception. Behind the beauty of the rainbow hides something…something gloomy, something dark, something that would scare the hell out of you…yes, indeed, it’s the dark world!

    Just talking of the dark world would automatically create an eerie atmosphere around you. In the dark world the air is cold, reeking heavily of the gore. Rivers of slime run around the place, falling down high cliffs forming gooey cascades. The little vegetation that one finds in the dark world consists of tall blades of grass which have been dying of thirst of late; blood being the only liquid supplied to them. One may also find trees which grow bones instead of fruits. Unusually tall people, witches and wizards precisely, roam the lands. Each of them own a palatial domicile, no different than the Buckingham Palace itself (their homes contain bathrooms or not is still an unsolved mystery, though. That gives you an idea of how unpleasant they smell, I hope). There barely is any light in the dark world. Everything is ten times creepier than the darkest nights experienced in our world.

    Looks can be deceiving. People are usually deceived by the bright colours of the rainbow, the smooth structure it seems to have, the magical environment it creates. But folks, do not forget, witches have a neat hand at casting spells, too. Thanks to the inhabitants of the dark world; to keep their world a secret, they all get to work after rainfall. Humans: known to be the wisest creatures on the planet are, in my opinion, the most foolish creatures as well. Easily tricked by the charm the colourful strip produces, they all believe what their naked eye sees.

    The dark truth that lies behind is going unnoticed up till today. Just some, who have the capability to dig deep into the folds of everything, are able to decipher the truths that have been cleverly hidden. And no offence, I consider myself to be one of them, after all the theory I have presented in front of you could be well relied upon (well, you will soon believe me when the horrific creatures themselves descend to the land and hold us captives for considering ourselves the wisest of all). For now, all I can do is stare out of the window and adore the ‘beauty’ of the rainbow, but only when I have a blanket wrapped up around myself cause, you know, imagining the world over the rainbow can sure send chills down my spine.


© 2018 Zoe



Author's Note

Zoe
What world do you hope to find over the rainbow?

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Dear Zoe. I enjoyed your words and thoughts.
For now, all I can do is stare out of the window and adore the ‘beauty’ of the rainbow, but only when I have a blanket wrapped up around myself cause, you know, imagining the world over the rainbow can sure send chills down my spine."
I liked the above lines. I liked the rainbow. Mystery and tale can be written. Thank you for sharing the amzing story and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

7 Months Ago

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts here, Coyote. Really appreciate it :)
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

Was my pleasure Zoe and you are welcome.



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Dear Zoe. I enjoyed your words and thoughts.
For now, all I can do is stare out of the window and adore the ‘beauty’ of the rainbow, but only when I have a blanket wrapped up around myself cause, you know, imagining the world over the rainbow can sure send chills down my spine."
I liked the above lines. I liked the rainbow. Mystery and tale can be written. Thank you for sharing the amzing story and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

7 Months Ago

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts here, Coyote. Really appreciate it :)
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

Was my pleasure Zoe and you are welcome.
I love the concept in this story. Very creative writing. It's true that nothing is pure goodness. Everything has a shadow. The dark side could contain so much. The imagination can run wild with ideas.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

11 Months Ago

I love the dark side much more than the brighter one tbh(only in matters of writing of course...lol).. read more
I would for sure read this if you made a whole book about this. Very interesting :D

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Year Ago

Haha, I can maybe turn this into a book of two or three pages. Lol. Thank you for your review. I app.. read more
A wise man (and there are a few of those) once said 'believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see' and in this day and age it certainly applies. So, now I know what exists on the other side of Zoe's Rainbow. It ain't all sunshine and roses. Well done, Zoe. This premise would make a good short story.
Good write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Year Ago

The wise man was actually wise I'd say. True words. Thank you much for your review! I truly apprecia.. read more
Very inventive and vivid!

And i thought there was a happy leprechaun sitting in a pot of gold over the rainbow? How wrong i was!

This is another well written story, Zoe. Possibly a prologue for a much larger story. The possibilities of tales beyond the rainbow in the dark world are endless and certainly many more stories could be constructed from this fine well of invention you have created.

I always admire originality in writing and this short piece has that in spades. Very well done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Year Ago

Haha, you certainly were wrong! Thank you so very much for reading and reviewing, Doodley! Always ap.. read more
A different way of looking at something we perceive to be beautiful. It reminds me of those little fairies and dwarfs that hide among the wood you don't know are really there. Even something as deep as love can have its dark side.

Wonderfully written.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Year Ago

Exactly. Thank you so much for your time. I appreciate it!
I loved the theme and your overall piece, it takes a different kind of mindset, and an intense curiosity to ask 'why' for something which is obvious, and that's what makes the difference...I'm very glad you've seen things from a different angle, and I'm sure it will be very rewarding to you :)

As for us common folks, we all adore light, maybe because that's what we are comfortable in, but the mere thought of darkness perturbes us bad... People normally don't want to question things and aspects that give them happiness and comforts. These things kinda blindfold people from actually being that curious about their origin and evolution, most fear darkness, but let's not forget, it is in and at the darkest phases, that the actual miracle happens, most of which actually is the reason behind the bright things in the daylight that makes one happy :) also, it is because of this a day has dawn and dusk..Just to make make one realize why and how everything happening around us is so important, and we are an inevitable part of it :)

This is a wonderful piece for your School, I hope it gets selected to be published there 😊 Good luck Zoe!


-Saumya

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Year Ago

Wow. Thank you for your wonderful review, Saumya! Great wisdom in your words. I truly appreciate it .. read more
Saumya

1 Year Ago

You're welcome Zoe 😊
wow. you are extremely talented. This was great stuff. Extremely intriguing. You know a lot of this is open to be related to situations nowadays, especially in todays world. all the stuff thats happening.
great work!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Year Ago

Ikr. Thank you so much for your review. Appreciated!
Ah, a very thought provoking little piece. Highlighting the reality amusingly. Like it :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much! :)
"For now, all I can do is stare out of the window and adore the ‘beauty’ of the rainbow"
Knowing what you don't know and accepting it all the same, nice piece!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zoe

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much. I appreciate it!

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