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End of Days (Friday Fictioneers)

May 15, 2015

End of Days

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This is a Friday Fictioneers Prompt

 

It had been so long since he’d returned it was like visiting another planet. Memories surrounded him but no longer held the power to affect him. The clenching in his chest was not associated with the voice in his head reminding him it was his fault and he brushed it off as he always did.

She’d sold it years ago, after his dad passed, after the accident. No one lived here now. It was nothing but dust and memories now.

The car behind him was shiny, red, like blood. He returned to it with a sigh. His blood gift.

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10 Comments
  1. I like the build-up. The atmosphere isn’t sad, as one’d expect, but gets darker and darker, guilt and shame shining through until the revealing twist in the end. Great story.

  2. Your story captures the bleakness of the photo well. All dust and memories. And the red car as a blood gift is very dark, indeed. Well done.

  3. I like this glimpse into someone’s tragic past.

  4. Intrigued! Where would this go if you expanded on it?!? Great job!

  5. Dear Solo,

    Our pasts color our presents, don’t they? Nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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