A Basic Fear Overcome

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
So I wanted to apologize for being silent for so long as so much in my life has changed. So without further ado here is my newest short story. I hope you enjoy it

Submitted: August 27, 2017

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Empty. Cold. Alone. Darkness drips from every corner, the light snuffed out, my breath faltering, my fingers numb. There is no pain, only cold, and of course it’s dark. I don't remember why it happened, why the blood in my veins poured out from the hole in my chest, why the suns warmth no longer filled me, and why the tears from my beloved fell across my skin. I guess it doesn't matter. And as I lie here, cold and alone, I realize I feel something else. Fear. I feel so afraid. I've lost everything, and as I gaze upon the moon I feel something else, something that burns. I feel determination. With no air in my lungs, that gift of life so greatly cherished, I struggle with my body, rigor mortis making it difficult to fight back. But I refuse to lose, to give up my light, and the love of my beloved. I stand up, and even though I no longer need to, I inhale and sigh with relief. I am still here. After I relearn how to walk, or in this case shamble, I journey through the night and head for my home. The sun rises slowly, and I still feel no warmth. But that doesn't slow me down. And as I see the house with the tree full of ripe red apples, I again sigh, but with happiness. I am home. Suddenly, I stop. There is a man in the house. A man holding my beloved, holding her in a tender embrace. It couldn't be. But it was. She had moved on. And as my eyes look around I see her age. It has been a very long time. Her hair which usually shone with the intensity of flames, was now as cool as the gray ashes of the fire. Her smooth face had wrinkled as had her hands. But her eyes were the same. The same deep forest green, that now shined with the wisdom of the world. And those eyes found mine. And she gasped, the man holding her turned around and gasped as well, the man being my closest friend. I fall to my knees, tears of blood forming in my eyes. I cry out, the pain of losing the two biggest treasures in the world. And as I weep, a shadow blocks the sun. I look up, and see her. My friend stands beside her. We gaze into each other’s eyes for what felt like eons. And then for the first time since I died they embraced me. We cried and cried as we were finally united again. And as the sun climbed higher in the sky, I finally felt it. I finally felt warm again. And as I say my goodbyes, I let go. And as my body turns to ash I smile, for I got to see them, one last time.


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