“This place feels familiar.” I looked around the forest clearing. “Oh, good.” The relief in Violet’s voice was noticeable. “I was afraid you wouldn’t remember it.” I cocked my head to one side. “Have we been here before?” She gave me a look I was far too used to seeing. That look which says ‘you’re […]

“I used to long for death.” Violet rested her head on my shoulder. “And now?” My arm around her shoulders tightened. The wind picked up, leaves blowing around the bench on which we sat. “Honestly, Mark” she pulled herself closer into my embrace. “It’s not how I imagined it.” There was a sadness and resignation […]

“Do you ever wonder what’s up there?” she asked me, looking up at the sky. I glanced up briefly, using my hand to shield my eyes from the sun’s glare. I shrugged and shook my head. “No, not really.” Her arm around my waist tightened a little. “Do you ever wonder about much, Mark?” I […]

“Have you ever felt so… alive?!” She stood on the very edge of the parapet, swaying gently. I looked at her, unimpressed. “Well, yeah,” I shrugged. “You know, when I was actually alive?” “Really?” She stood, hands on her hips, clearly not happy about my lack of enthusiasm. “I could’ve just killed you before. Maybe […]