Metamorphosis:
Introduction


Silence. Darkness.

Pre-Dawn.

Strings. A faint pianissimo noise, a lower-middle tone: anticipation for the sunrise.

A figure, solitary, sedentary, emerges as the light, faint as the whispering music, permeates. Sitting; knees to chest. Crescendo to pianoforte. Strings increase in tempo. Building to a … Surge.

Stop.

… … … … … … … … … Surge.

Stop.

… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Surge.

Stop.

Figure rising slowly on the surge. Motionless on the stop.

… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Rise.

Halt.

… … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … … Rise— thighs now parallel to the ground.

Halt.

One final surge. One final movement.

Arms rising up and out.

Final beat. Fortissimo.

Arms outstretched; head still down. Reverberation.

Music fades, light brightens. Head snaps up, gazing forward.


So, what do you think? I've never tried writing like this. I gotta say it was hard, but fun-- I really felt accomplished finishing the introduction.
"Pars Primus: Dawn" will be up soon, if all goes well. I hope you enjoyed it.