May 24 2009

An Empty DART Story

Published by at 3:52 pm under Blog,Story

Just Lottie and I. On a Saturday afternoon. On an empty DART.

There’s no annoying teen voices, no too-loud headphones, no intricate lies across strangers faces, no loves being born nor hearts being broken.

Just a quiet train and an empty notepad.


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8 responses so far

8 Responses to “An Empty DART Story”

  1. Darraghon 24 May 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Tales from the DART side by Darren Byrne 😛

    Seriously, there’s a book there. At least a novella. 😉

  2. Lottieon 25 May 2009 at 7:52 am

    Tales from the DART side. Love it.

  3. TheChrisDon 25 May 2009 at 3:40 pm

    I will take this story and use it as the inspiration for another strip of “A Bear Mind”! 😀

  4. Seanblueyon 25 May 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Could it be that this empty DART symbolises the empty feeling in many peoples hearts in today’s depressing world?

    Or is it a sign that man’s inhumanity to man has reached such staggering levels that not one person can bear the thought of being in the presence of another in such a confined space?

    As a great Irish poet once said:

    ” We have tasted and tested too much lover-
    Through a chink too wide there comes no wonder.
    But here in the advent darkened room, where the dry
    black bread and sugarless tea of penance will charm back
    the luxury of a child’s soul.
    We’ll return to doom the knowledge we stole but could
    not use. ”

    Heh English exam 2moro just thought I’d have a lil practice.
    Couldn’t remember whether that was Yeats or Kavannagh I quoted though…..uh-oh =(

  5. Darrenon 25 May 2009 at 10:05 pm

    @Sean Yarr – it was Kavanagh. I remember that crap being drilled into me for years. Never liked Kavanagh or his stoney grey soils.

    Oh, and if I was going for symbolism, surely solitude and the lack of inspiration in today’s recessionary times would be closer to the mark. 😛

    G’luck in the exams.

  6. Le Nordon 26 May 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Anytime I’ve ever been on the DART, everyone seems to avoid one another by sticking the headphones in. I like to guess what everyone is listening too. You might as well be alone on the DART for the amount of interaction with others that goes on

    I liked this post a lot 🙂

  7. Philon 26 May 2009 at 9:25 pm

    There is very little like it. I take out my camera at times like that 🙂

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