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Chinese Short Story 心锁 Lock of The Heart [Elementary Level] 40

Posted by Grace Feng on June 8, 2015

Xiaoji went down to the dark cellar alone carrying sorrow of the tragic truth she just recovered …

Chinese Short Story 心锁 Lock of The Heart [Elementary Level]

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心锁 40


仿佛又回到了童年,穿着那件粉色裙子,熟练地拉开碗柜上的抽屉,在右边的角落里,找到她熟悉的烛台和火柴盒。

蜡烛亮了,灰暗的屋子立时多了一层光晕。

她一手抬起烛台,一手打开地板上的门,顺着地窖的梯子走下去。

门又关上了。

借着烛光,她进入了另一个世界,一个她渴望能与母亲对话的世界。

这是一个极其窄小的空间,除了不多的一点杂物堆在墙角,剩下的只有黑黑的墙壁。

"妈妈,你在吗?"小吉闭上眼睛,渴望看到那张梦到过无数次的, 模糊的脸。

"妈妈,对不起,真的对不起 … 请把我一起带走吧!"两行泪珠滚落脸颊。

烛光一闪一闪,在黑暗中徒劳地挣扎。。。

 

[pinyin]

xīn suǒ 40

fǎngfú yòu huídào le tóngnián, chuānzhuó nà jiàn fěnsè qúnzi, shúliàn dì lākāi wǎnguì shàng de chōuti, zài yòubian de jiǎoluò lǐ, zhǎodào tā shúxī de zhútái hé huǒchái hé。

làzhú liàng le, huī’àn de wūzi lìshí duō le yīcéng guāng yūn。

tā yīshǒu táiqǐ zhútái, yīshǒu dǎkāi dìbǎn shàng de mén, shùnzhe dìjiào de tīzi zǒu xiàqù。

mén yòu guānshàng le。

jiè zhe zhúguāng, tā jìnrù le lìngyī gè shìjiè, yī gè tā kěwàng néng yǔ mǔqīn duìhuà de shìjiè。

zhè shì yī gè jíqí zhǎi xiǎode kōngjiān, chúle bù duō de yīdiǎn záwù duī zài qiángjiǎo, shèngxià de zhǐyǒu hēi hēi de qiángbì。

" māma, nǐ zài ma?" xiǎo jí bìshang yǎnjing, kěwàng kàn dào nà zhāng mèng dào guò wúshù cì de, móhu de liǎn。

" māma, duìbuqǐ, zhēn de duìbuqǐ … qǐng bǎ wǒ yīqǐ dàizǒu ba!" liǎng xíng lèizhū gǔnluò liǎnjiá。

zhúguāng yī shǎn yī shǎn, zài hēi’àn zhōng túláo dì zhēngzhá。。。

 

[vocabulary]

Chinese Trad. Pinyin English Definition
仿佛 仿彿, 彷彿 fǎng to seem; as if
熟练 熟練 shú liàn proficient; skilled
碗柜 碗櫃 wǎn guì cupboard
抽屉 抽屜 chōu ti drawer
烛台 燭臺 zhú tái candlestick; candle holder
火柴 huǒ chái match (for lighting fire)
蜡烛 蠟燭 zhú candle
极其 極其 extremely
杂物 雜物 junk; items of no value
墙壁 牆壁 qiáng wall
渴望 wàng to thirst for; to long for
模糊 hu vague; indistinct
滚落 滾落 gǔn luò to tumble
脸颊 臉頰 liǎn jiá cheek
徒劳 徒勞 láo futile
挣扎 掙扎 zhēng zhá to struggle

 

[Traditional Chinese]

 

心鎖 40

 

彷彿又回到了童年,穿着那件粉色裙子,熟練地拉開碗櫃上的抽屜,在右邊的角落裏,找到她熟悉的燭臺和火柴盒。

蠟燭亮了,灰暗的屋子立時多了一層光暈。

她一手擡起燭臺,一手打開地板上的門,順着地窖的梯子走下去。

門又關上了。

藉着燭光,她進入了另一個世界,一個她渴望能與母親對話的世界。

這是一個極其窄小的空間,除了不多的一點雜物堆在牆角,剩下的只有黑黑的牆壁。

"媽媽,你在嗎?"小吉閉上眼睛,渴望看到那張夢到過無數次的, 模糊的臉。

"媽媽,對不起,真的對不起 … 請把我一起帶走吧!"兩行淚珠滾落臉頰。

燭光一閃一閃,在黑暗中徒勞地掙扎。。。

 

 

[English]

Lock of the Heart 40

She had the illusion that she had returned to her own childhood. She was wearing that pink skirt again and opened the cabinet drawer as usual. At the right most corner, she found the candle holder and match box.

As soon as candle was lit up, a halo appeared in the dull room.

With candle in one hand, she opened the door on the ground and stepped down on the ladder to the cellar.

The door was again closed.

The space was rather narrow. Other than a small pile of junk along the wall, the rest was just four dark walls.

“Mom, are you there?” Xiaoji closed her eyes, prayed to see the blurred face of her Mom that had appeared in her dreams so many times.

“Mom, I’m sorry, I’m so sorry … could you please just take me away with you!” Tears streamed down her face.

The candle wick blinked on and off, struggled to stay lit in the darkness…

 

To be continued …
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