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Chapter 6 (v.1) - Still

Submitted: July 25, 2017

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How many times has he walked right through me?

The mirror nearby reflecting an image only I can see.

My days come and go quietly, uneventfully.  

 

If someone was to ask me, if they could, when it all started I don’t think I could.

I remember laughter.

I remember coldness.

It’s been so long.

Why can’t I stop thinking of the lake?

I woke up here, in a house I didn’t recognize; surrounded by people who don’t see me. The calendar in his office helps me keep track of time. I’ve watched the young boy grow into a man. Has it already been fifteen years? I try to flip the paper pages, nothing happens.

 

I stare out the window as I sit in his computer chair. People come and go. Only I stay, unmoving, unchanging in the flow of time.

 

It's dark now.

He’s been drinking again. I smell it on his breath.

 

“Katherina,” He whispers as he dreams.

 

Why are there tears running down his cheeks?

 

“I’m so sorry.” He continues.

 

I lean over him and notice a picture I’ve never seen before.

 

A young boy and a young girl holding hands in front of a lake house.

 

I hear laughter.

I feel the coldness.

I remember the darkness spreading over me as I tried to grab hold of his hand. 


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