View On Black
please, it's much better on black. White seems to wash out the photo a little. The Doll got up from behind her heavily ornamented desk and holding my hand with her right and a candle using her left she said she would bring me on a tour around the Doll house.
The Doll House was quiet, despite the rich furnishing the place lacked happiness, warmth and felt burdened by pain, fear and sadness. The shadows seemed to have lives of their own, writhing in agony and despair.
Up and up the winding stairs we went, to the attic, The door was wooden and antique, dust coated the brass vintage fashioned door knobs. Without knocking she twisted the knob and opened the door.
The room was chilly and smelled musky. It was empty but for a Princess-sized bed, a window with a metal grill frame and heavy silk curtains. It seemed out of place and bare in cold contrast to the rich, luxurious floors below.
I saw at the corner of the room a girl with blonde hair, deathly pale skin and sunken, vacant eyes clutching onto a teddy bear. Her face was void of emotion as blood dripped down her expressionless lips. She looked so much like the Doll I wondered if they were somehow connected.
"She came here twenty three years ago," The Doll told me in her slow mechanical voice, "She was the victim of child abuse. No one knew and she was constantly taunted in school and scolded by teachers. Now she resides here, in lesser pain, but still in pain nonetheless. However she is finally safe and far away from her abusive parents."
I looked at her with interest but she just stared right through me, as if I did not exist.
I wanted to touch her and feel if she was warm, to know if she had a pulse or if she was cold and dead like the way she looked, like a Doll.
I was pulled back by the Doll who warned me not to touch her, "She.. Is not accustomed to that.
You wouldn't want to upset her, it can be.."
She ushered me out of the room gently, "To the next room."
Listen to this song
, even though the lyrics may not match what this image portrays the song has the very feel and creates the ambience I would like this setting to be in.