Here's a (relatively) recent one I wrote. Thought it was nice. I know there's always the problem of context, but it seems to look fine as a standalone section. Opinions?
Ryan and I talked for a few more hours. I learned things I would never dream of knowing; yet, simultaneously, I noticed how he always avoided specific topics.
We left the streets and went to the upper floor of the paranormal center, where it was unnecessary to create illusions for the public. Ryan chose a less invasive manner to showcase his visions instead of directly sending them to my brain: he merely manipulated the earth between us and materialized miniatures of the most diverse objects and people.
"Many claim that Elzensk is insane", Ryan said, signaling to the minuscule model of a bright being at the top of a transparent pyramidal structure relatively huge in comparison to the creatures surrounding it, "which is not entirely false. But only his madness is capable of controlling, at least in part, the madness of the High Council".
"I must confess that I'm not a huge fan of the way you annihilate every bit of faith I have in this system", I said.
"I said they are insane, not incompetent. It is quite possible that our very conception of insanity is merely determined by our ignorance, anyway."
"The system makes sense to me", I said. "It may seem cruel in many aspects, but it works."
Ryan laughed. "The system makes sense to you because your mind was created according to it."
"And yours wasn't?", I asked.
Ryan hesitated, effortlessly disintegrating the last sculpture he had made. "Of course. Certain experiences have allowed me to see beyond it, though. It is simultaneously a blessing and a curse", he said.
"A little contradictory, considering you had just admitted your own ignorance."
"Yes", Ryan said without any further explanation.
I'm used to writing in portuguese, so I don't even know if the formatting is entirely correct.