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The Monster that Haunts Me

By: Darklily

Page 1, Another one of these really short story. This one just came to me, so I wrote it down.

How have I let it come to this?

I love her, but I do not know what to do.

If I stay with her, we will be happy,

but, only for a short time. For if I stay with

her, it will only bring pain for us both.

If I leave her, it will only hurt for a moment,

then it will all be over.


If I stay, how long will it be until she too

knows the beast that stalks me?

I can not bring such a fate upon her.

“Leave her,” the monster speaks,

“it will be better for both of you.”

I know he lies, and I now know his

promises are empty.


I can not leave her, but I can not stay.

I know what I must do, for there is

only one solution.

I must...

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