misery

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: February 14, 2018

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She collapsed on the ground, staring at the changing colors beneath her. No matter what she did, no matter how hard she fought, it wasn’t enough. It was never enough, to fight this ever-encroaching darkness. And now…. now, it had almost consumed her. Only her eyes, her silvery-violet eyes remained, a few strands of blonde hair falling from her head. Tears built, but her sorrow was not released. It wasn't fair. Her people had slowly dwindled, era after era, and now, she was the only one left. They told her she would be different. They promised her, even when they were all gone, she would survive. She would endure the darkness and live. She was special. She looked up at the sky, lifting her hands together in one last effort to hold it off just a little longer. But even as half her face darkened, she knew it was no use. She wasn’t different. She couldn’t fight the darkness inside her, because it was a part of her. She was special, yes, but not in the way they told her. The darkness consumed her people halfway through their life, but she was barely an adult. Maybe, she thought, it’s better this way. Maybe it would be better to be consumed before you loved, before you lived. Then maybe, to die wouldn’t be so bad. The darkness finally reached the crown of her head, and she took one last, untainted breath of air, closing her eyes and remembering their vibrant color, the only remainder of her people. The halo of light at her forehead dimmed, and as it emptied of life, the darkened form withered away, ashes mixing with the dust and earth, a memory lost in the air. The wind stopped, and the earth went still. A silent, mournful emptiness settled over the valley, only broken by the rise of a pale flower in her place, surrounded by so many others.


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