a new light

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a short story about a depressed man in the morning.

Submitted: July 09, 2017

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I lay in bed, as I fall out of my dreams back to my small, cold house. I lay still, thinking of the perfect world I was in while sleeping. I don't normally remember my dreams, but I can easily recall the joy and comfort I feel as my body rests and my mind is free. While like this, I can go to a perfect world. A happy world. A world where I'm still with my wife, son, and my loving dog. Nothing can take them from me there. I hurt as I remember the day I lost them. I was at a business conference for most of the day. These conferences were boring and I couldn't be happier when it was over. I drove home as fast as I could; not knowing the pain I would experience as soon as I opened the door. As I was about to open it, I noticed there were slashes all through the door nob. I burst through the door, my heart racing as faced as it could when I saw them. They were on the ground and as I came closer I saw blood on their bodies. I fell to my knees, shaking them in hopes they would wake up. "Please.... no.... please... wake up!". None of them did. I pull away from the memory, holding back the tears even though I barely could resist. I lay down trying not to think of them. It could have been hours until I'm pulled from my thoughts as the sun shines through my bedroom window. I know I have to go to work. I slowly get out of bed and step on the cold floor. "I need to get carpeting In here", I mutter as I get dressed. As I grab my briefcase, I open the door to a big, white, ball of fur jumping on me, knocking me to the ground. I recognize the dog as my friend's. "Oh, I'm so sorry!", Audrey gasps. "Down boy!". "I'm fine", I say as she helps me up. "Sorry", she says again, blushing bright pink. "He pulled the leash out of my hand. I think he likes you". "Don't worry", I assured her. "My old dog did that all the time". I sit down on the steps as her dog lays down at my feet. She sits down next to me laughing, as her dog lays on it's back, hoping for a belly rub. "Do you want to stay for a little bit?", I asked. "I came out a little early anyways.". "I'd love that.", she replied. We sat together, two friends enjoying each other's company for a little while until it was time to go to work. She said goodbye and as I drove downtown, thinking of the morning, a smile appeared on my face.


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