Friday, 24 May 2013

The Restaurant

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Source: Wikimedia Commons
Synopsis: H. is out to dinner with the woman he loves. As the night progresses, H. begins to realise that his previous perceptions of his dateas a physical, flesh-and-blood beingare changing. Coloured by his love, he sees her now as a juxtaposition of memories and emotions. However, circumstances shift and his date begins to change in front of his eyes; however, has his date has actually changed, or have H.s perceptions of her changed?

The restaurant bustles with energy; people giving orders to waiters dressed in formal black suits and white shirts, noise from the kitchen ebbing and surging—a clatter of pots and pans, a bellow of commands, a hiss of water—as the swinging doors open and close. A delicate fragrance of rosemary fills the air as a waiter passes by with a chicken dish: H. can almost taste it. A lingering taste, an array of chemicals forming a pleasurable physical sensation, rest on his tongue; the catfish had been delicious. The plush chair molds itself around his buttocks, a sensation of sitting on a cloud. 

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Conversations Surprises

Jacques sortit de son auberge, et alluma une cigarette. Il inspira la première bouchée dégoûtante de fumée qui frappe les poumons comme une bourrasque chimique ; la première bouchée est toujours douloureuse, mais cela double la bouche et la gorge, et les prépare pour la ruée délicieuse et calmante de nicotine.