Life is too short for a simple walk

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A story about a man or a story about a city

Submitted: March 03, 2015

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Submitted: March 03, 2015



It was a common cold foggy December morning in Concord. Barry Farewell had been waiting for a bus quite for some time when he looked at his watch and it turned out that he was getting realy late for his work. As he had nothing to lose and there was no sign of the bus Barry decided to walk. It seemed like the whole city was still sleepping because Mr.Farewell came across couple of cats and dogs, he also noticed some birds, but by the time he had already crossed Merrimack river he hadn't met a single person. Barry couldn't remember the last time he was walking the streets of Concord, but on the other hand all those places were familiar for him and they took him back to his teenage days. He remembered how he together with his best friend Larry had broken into the local jewellery store. That was probably Barry's biggest mistake and never the less he was still ashamed of it there was no way to take it back. Somehow Mr.Farewell came to a thought that he was no spring chicken. "What if my life is breaking down?" - he thought. Suddenly Barry found himself in a park. He turned out his head trying to realize how he got there. Just like the rest of the city, the park was empty. Barry kept wandering around but he couldn't recognize anything. He started worring. In a few steps he noticed something, no somebody... hanging on a branch of a cherry tree. Barry ran to the place, called 911 and tried to get the man out of the loop, but nothing worked, it was too late.

As it turned out later there was a numerous amount of suicides in the city that morning. Something strange was in the air. Barry Farewell had left Concord in a week as he realized that the city had always brought out the worst in him.

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