O, Lonely Child

The moonlight revealed her. A small figure stumbling forward in the dark. Her sobs are damped by her hand clamped over her mouth as she crumples to the ground. The moon gazes down on her in understanding and in sorrow, the wind gently blows the grass towards her shoulder, patting softly.

It’s okay. The sleeping flowers stir awake and whisper in her ear. It’s going to be okay.
A choking sound escapes her as sadness claws its way up her throat.
Where do I go? her whisper is stolen by the blustering wind, but heard nonetheless.
Home. The crickets answered.
Her breath hitches, I have no home.
Ahead. The wind exhales so close that she can feel its orange blossom breath on her neck as the moon speaks down to her, smiling softly.  
She stands, clutching her jacket around her in the cool summer night air.
A forest looms over her, one that wasn’t there before.

She takes a step forward trembling.
Come, child. The trees outstretch their branches to embrace her.
Stepping forward into the forest, she welcomed their embrace, shivering as their branches brushed her, whispering words she couldn’t yet decipher. Poems she hadn’t heard before in languages she didn’t know existed.
The oaks echoed her heartbeat, a drumming sound followed by the gut-wrenching guttural howl of the wind through their branches.
Oh, child with a shattered heart, bloodshot eyes, and hollow chest, what is it that brings you here?
The moon, she told the trees, the moon sent me here.
What do you want?
Tears well in her eyes, I don’t know.
Lies. Hisses the wind, betraying her.
The girl crumples to the forest floor, her head in her hands, salt water leaking out. The wolves that she has been fighting off her in mind catch up to her, their teeth sinking into her heart.
You are hollow, my child. The largest oak spoke, your heartstrings have been etched into mine many years ago. I’ve felt you love and love and love and then I felt your heart shatter as you lost. I know what you are searching for, but tell me. Tell me out loud.
She shakes her head, body shuddering with sobs. I can’t.
You can. A statement. A command.
So, with a shuddering breath, she draws herself up, and cries, “home.”
Who says you didn’t find a home?
She shakes her head. That was no home.
I know, my dear, but who says this isn’t home?
The moon smiles down at her from above the branches, the trees sway in the wind to an ancient song, and she feels her heart still for the first time in forever. The lullaby of the forest lulls her to sleep...


You know that feeling when you really want to post something but you only posted two days ago so you really shouldn't post anything else but you do anyway because you're a rebel?
Me too! TWINS, I TELL YA.😍🙌 

Soooo, I am doing a thing.

A project.

A story.

I didn't honestly think I would ever write again, but here I am because I'm bad at saying no and joined a friend's writing club.

So, yep.

Of course, since I'm doing this, I have to give y'all some #aesthetics, but I was too lazy and tired to format them into any sort of collage so here are some screenshots of my Pinterest board for it:

What is this story about? Hahahahahahahaha!

Your guess is honestly as good as mine cos it's a hot mess rn. 

But in word aesthetic format it's about:

friendship//magic//finding your worth//seeking a home//hope//outcasts//and the longing for something more in life that we all feel at one point

Here's some aesthetic pictures of me at the library, because why not? 

Annndddddd, that's pretty much it!

I did make a mock cover, but I am terrible at covers so I doubt I'll keep it, I don't know what I'm going to do for a cover but eh (maybe a contest? IDK know what a prize it would be though). 


  1. GASP - I KNEW IT. I knew that the writing bug would emerge again :) I'm excited for this story, Gray!

    1. HA! I think you were correct. :P
      Thank you. <3

  2. YES!! It’s so aesthetic and beautiful and lonely and ... plantsss!!! 🌱 So excited to hear more about it!!!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Danielle! I've been having fun with the plant aspect of it. :D

  3. how are you queen of aesthetic writing and aesthetic boards, pls, I NEED YOUR POWERS

    1. Adkskljdsajdjka, you're too kind! 😭😭😭💕

  4. alkdjlajd i love it!!! Your aesthetics are so beautiful!!!!


  5. I am so excited to see you back into the writing game. Honestly, this short work of PERFECTION spoke so deeply to me. Your talent is amazing and I can't wait to see more of what you come up with. <3 <3 <3

  6. OH YAY!!!!! I knew that one day your writer's heart would reappear into the world -- cannot wait to see what you come up with next!

    1. It has, thankfully! I missed it. <3 Thanks, Kara. :)

  7. Okay, HOLY COW, Gray, you’ve done it again. HOW are you so good with words and emotions and aesthetics and ACK. <333

    1. Awww, thanks, Nicole! I'm a big crybaby so any weepy character I can relate too. 😉

  8. OMG I loved this 😍 I'm so intrigued to learn more, this sounds amazing! Good luck with writing 😊

  9. ASDFGHJKLSDFGHJKL the excerpt you posted is SO GOOD and the pinterest board is just!!! so aesthetic!!! I'm so glad that you decided to write again because this is beautiful. <3 <3

    1. Thanks, Ash! I love writing, but I've been so busy, thankfully the next few weeks are going to be slower so I'll have a good foundation on this before the school year takes off! <3

  10. It's beautiful, Gray!!! *-* YOUR writing voice is so pretty!!!! <3 Keep up the good work girl!!

    (And those aesthetics...*blink blink*!!!)

    ~ Lily Cat (Boots) | lilycatscountrygirlconfessions.blogspot.com

  11. Beautiful!!! I mean, no one believed that you'd quit writing ... especially when you're so good at it, and such a great blogger ;) I still need that other book you were working on ;)


    1. Thank you! I believed it myself, but I do love it still.

    I can't wait to hear more about it. And I am so happy that your writing again, since you are so talented in it. :D

    1. You're welcome, and just wondering what genre is the story? I just wanted to know so...:)

  13. AHHH It looks so amazing! I loved the aesthetics and the snippet!

    Hanne || losingthebusynness.wordpress.com


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