Scorn, disdain and other guilty pleasures

Published by Mauricio Buitrago at Smashwords

Copyright 2013 Mauricio Buitrago

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I had to look for inspiration for a long time before actually starting to work on these tales. Sometimes my own experience, sometimes that of others, but all in all, every single piece was indeed inspired by the words and deeds of those like us: people who live, suffer, rejoice and keep walking down the mysterious paths of life. I merely wrapped those with carefully chosen words, as to please whoever decides to take a minute to enjoy a short tale.

My gratitude goes to all those who helped me in this endeavor, friends and family alike and from them specially to Alexandra, Laura, Sylvia, Diego and many others who gave me their constant feedback and support. Without it, this short compilation of my works would not have been possible.

And, of course, thank you, dear reader, who brings new life to the words I share here. Please, enjoy.


It may never be like it once was. Frail, subtle, but so charming, like your smile. The days were just blades of grass the wind blew; I forgot what love felt like and shattered the dreams that laid in your heart. My eyes could never see the broken shards, but you still smiled and I thought there was no way for us to be apart. A seed in a barren land. We never held hands, we never felt our warmth; it was all cold under the fire that your eyes feigned for my heart. A vain hope that I held high until I raised my sight and saw nothing but my empty hands.

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