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You’re Not Alone

Friday, February 10, 2017
You stand alone at the edge of a precipice, tears falling down your face.

The winds blow harshly, ruffling your hair and your clothes.

The rain pours down in torrents, drenching you, soaking you to the bone.

The sky is dark as night, filled with nothing but darkness, an endless sea of black and more black.

This hope- it drains from you, and this light- you continue to seek it.

But it’s nowhere to be found.

And you think, why does any of this matter anyway?

You wonder why you keep trying, why you’re still here when everything’s a mess, when nothing comes of it.

You wonder why you’re such a failure. You wonder what would happen if you just let go and welcome oblivion.

You wonder if the other side is better. You wonder why you can’t find out.

You debate your choices.

But someone else makes the decision for you.

He approaches you, seemingly from out of nowhere, and wraps his arms around you. You return the embrace and cry your heart out in his arms.

dark, depressing themes, philosophical musings, writing, short story
Sometimes, it can be really easy to forget that we're
not alone, that there's someone out there who cares. Don't give up

“Hey,” he says, smiling down at you, “Guess what? You’re not alone.”

You stare up at him, surprise and shock evident in your features. You try to speak, but no words come out and you wonder what you can say to that.

It doesn’t matter. Because he holds you tighter then presses a kiss to your lips, and, suddenly, the world doesn’t seem so bad after all and maybe, just maybe, things will start looking up now, at least you hope so.

Additional info: Yes, it would be nice if no one was ever alone. But, and it’s really quite unfortunate, there are some people that are alone or are feeling lonely even if they don’t want to be alone.

There are also those who might think that they’re alone and they would need to be reassured that they’re not alone, that there’s someone who cares about them and that will be there for them no matter what.

*Notes:
- Anime couple kissing art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the couple kissing in the short story

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