The Fly's Heartache

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 11, 2018

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-The Fly’s Heartache-
 
A Fly wandered aimlessly, passing the ever cheerful Grasshopper.
"How’s it going; Why so gloom?" said The Grasshopper to the Fly.
"It seems my heart aches for reasons unknown." 
"Why not play a joyful tune? That always settles my mood!"
With that, the Grasshopper played a most pleasing piece which moved the Fly to action. However the Fly found that he could not produce any lovely noises.
"It is no use, I have not the talent you possess"
"Perhaps you need something simple. Go to the Ants, they may have what you seek.
 
So the Fly went to the Ants, steadily working.
"Good morning; why so gloom?" said an Ant to the Fly
"It seems my heart aches for reasons unknown."
"There is always work to be done here. Come help out, it will keep your mind occupied."
With that, the Ant handed over loads to be carried back and forth to the hive. It seemed to do the trick, but quickly the Fly grew tired, and found himself unwilling to continue
"It is no use, I have not the diligence you possess."
"Perhaps you need something relaxing. Go to the Snail, he may have what you seek.”
 
So the Fly went to the Snail, lazing away.
"Greetings friend; why so gloom?" said the Snail to the Fly.
"It seems my heart aches for reasons unknown."
"Come lay next to me and unwind. The sky will help you forget about your troubles"
With that, the Fly and Snail laid in silence, staring up above at the clouds. However the Fly grew restless, feeling like his time was being wasted.
"It is no use, I have not the serenity you possess."
"Perhaps you need something comforting, go to the Butterfly, she may have what you seek.”
 
So the Butterfly went to the Butterfly, cleaning her wings.
"Why hello there darling; why so gloom?” said the Butterfly to the Fly.
"It seems my heart aches for reasons unknown."
"I too was once in a state of despair, but I found inner peace was within me, waiting to spring forth. Drink this nectar, it will help you break out of your cocoon"
So the Fly drank the nectar, and though tasty, he did not feel any stirrings from within.
"It is no use, I have not the beauty you possess"
"Perhaps you need the wisdom of my sister. Go to the Moth, she may have what you seek.”
 
So the Fly went to the Moth, but an intricate labyrinth of webs blocked the way, and down came a Spider
"Dearest Fly, to what do I owe the pleasure of your company?" said the Spider to the Fly
"My heart aches for reasons unknown, and I hear that the Moth may have what I seek.”
"My dearest Fly, I know your kind. Your heart aches for knowledge. But this will bring you to ruin should you delve any deeper. The Moth has nothing to offer except regret beyond your reckoning; This I can assure you. Perhaps you should return from whence you came.”
The Fly considered it for a moment, feeling quite cured of his ailment due to the Spider’s words. But something new tugged at his core, and he knew he had to continue.
"It is no use, I must see the Moth"
"Very well, I will not stop you. Just go on through and worry not about being ensnared; The web is not meant for you.”
 
And true to her word, the web did not stop The Fly as it went to the Moth, muttering strange prayers.
"Child, why so excited?" said the Moth to the Fly.
"My heart aches for knowledge"
"I see; Follow me closely then as I bring you to the light.”
So the Fly flew with The Moth, approaching a strange light in the distance. But when they reached their destination the Fly felt no different than before. 
"It is of no use, I have not the insight you posses"
"Child, the light is merely an anchor. You must sink into the depths that surround us to find what you seek."
The Fly confused, soon noticed that the path they once traveled on was lost; a miasmic abyss taking its place. The Moth laughed to itself as she dived into the tides of darkness, leaving the Fly alone with a single choice.
 
So the Fly went into the void
And it never came back.
 


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