Quiet

by Never Explain
originally published at 06:03PM on Thursday, February 28, 2008

I silently ate my dinner.
“Tyler?” My Dad asked. “You seem pretty quiet, did anything happen at school today?”
I’m always this quiet. I suppose you want me to spit out my food and start talking more than the ditsy girls at school about my daily life.
I shook my head politely and continued my eating. As soon as my dinner was finished, I put down my silverware and took my plate to the kitchen.
God, I’m still starving. I have to start telling Mom to actually throw some damn food in the oven next time.
To curve my appetite, I felt around in the pantry for some peanuts. I grabbed a handful and ate them quickly.
I said goodnight to my parents, and went up to my room.
I fell onto my bed with perfect aim, but had to get up to finish my homework on my braille typewriter.
I finished and felt my way to my bathroom to brush my teeth.
I am not looking forward to school tomorrow, but at least Dad bought me some new sunglasses to hide my creepy sightless eyes.
I went back to my room, and fell straight asleep.

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Comments

  • from Dr. Mousse:

    Hmm…interesting. Definately something new. I’ll keep watching.
    LoA

  • from .:band baby:.:

    Can’t wait to see where this goes. Nice job on a start!

  • from Apostrophe :

    wow a story about a blind kid. You really dont come across many of those. Nice work. Definately have potential for a series. No question about that.

  • from Blusparrow:

    he is blind oooooo
    like I said with stovohobo if everyone was blind beauty wouldn’t matter, and it shouldn’t.

  • from Stovohobo:

    Ohh, very nice reveal as it gradually faded into that fact. This should be a very good series. Nice emotion and thoughts of the kid, too. Blindness, though obviously a disability, has its own romanticism of how they see without their eyes. Great.

  • from More Than Meets The Eyes:

    HAHAHA , I have sightless eyes too!

  • from More Than Meets The Eyes:

    Oh, he’s blind. I read the sequel. I’m not blind, but close to it. ;)

  • from More Than Meets The Eyes:

    Oh, now i see the braille typewriter. I’m such an idiot with bad eyes!

  • from emma jo_234:

    lol NISY .
    As Stovohobo said, I liked how the fact that Tyler’s blind was gradually revealed to the reader. Very nice.
    LoA

  • from Kermitgorf:

    Very well told tale,the blindness wasnt obvious from the start, just an ordinary angnst filled kid.. all the more poignant because of his bitterness of his sigthlessness. bad enough being a teeanger w/o such a handicap.

  • from Flute Loop<33:

    wow. I really like it! Nice job!

  • from SaveTheUnicorns:

    i love his inner monolouge! I can’t wait to read the rest of this series. i bet this story is going to be very interesting, cool, and unique. a blind boy as the main character is a great idea.