The Fall

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic


 

“Sometimes–at the end of a long, tireless struggle–you fall, and don’t get up. Sometimes, at the most minuscule instances of existence, the ground hits you and your wondering if there ever really was anything that could have been done to stop it. And before it happens, Sometimes, as you fall, there is a sense of something greater than yourself that makes the fear of total obliteration worth experiencing. But how do you come to terms with the end? Maybe, Sometimes, it’s as simple as looking straight forward, toward the ground, and accepting the impending doom. And other times, it may mean saying goodbye to a person who made it all seem worth the pain. At one of those times, when the ground comes knocking­, their heart beat flattens and you get lost searching for a safe spot to land in an open field. The lights of the hospital dim. The clouds race past you as their grip on your hand loosens and yours on theirs tightens. The vast open spaces making up the ground widen as their eyes move inwards and the lids shut, not allowing any new fluorescent light in. As your heartbeat increases uncontrollably by the increasing acceleration and passing air, their breathing slows with each passing draw. By the time the face touches the ground, the coldness of death has already won out. All the energy carried on through the acceleration of the fall has been transferred into the ground. Your body torn asunder, left to wither helplessly while coming to terms with their static hand in your dynamic hand that lacks a pulse. But then, in an instant–as is the case with the amazing irrationality of life–the lost grip that was created by their grip on your hand is renewed and all the broken bones seem worth living through, once again…”


Submitted: April 01, 2021

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