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All Alone in the Dark

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FLASH FICTION:

All Alone in the Dark

By Eduard Joseph

Published by Eduard Joseph

Shakespir edition

Copyright 2015 Eduard Joseph

 

This is a work of fiction. The events and characters described herein are imaginary and are

not intended to refer to specific places or living persons. Any resemblance to any person or

persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

 

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The right of the writer to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him under the South African Copyright Act of 1978 (as amended).

There are only two things I don’t believe in; zombies returning from the dead and that Pharrell Williams is aging without the assistance of a plastic surgeon – I mean, the guy has looked the same since 1991 and nobody thinks this is odd?

Anyway, I guess you can call me Edmond – not that names really matter anymore.

I used to be a graphic designer for Vogue Magazine and despite what you might think I was not gay and was a pretty good ladies man in my younger days, but decided to settle down with Nancy when we both turned 30 last month.

We were gonna get married in the spring next year – not that it matters anymore.

You see; we were high-school sweethearts who fell out of touch and got back in touch about two years ago. Geez, she was the prettiest girl in school and why we broke up still remains a mystery to me. As more and more girls slipped into my bed, she slipped out of my mind and my memory couldn’t recall why we ever broke up.

I ran into her at a coffee shop and the rest, as they say, was history – not that it matters anymore.

We got a place just outside of the city, bought a dog and even started planning a family. She wanted two boys, while I wanted a boy and a girl. We used to joke and say that we’d compromise and have two of each – not that it matters anymore.

When she got sick she made me promise to have her cremated – she didn’t want to come back from the dead like the others.

The days are always dark and I’m alone all the time – not that I’m afraid of the dark or anything, but when you have so much time on your hands you start to long for the life you once had. I find myself thinking about her constantly as the darkness closes in and chokes me almost every day.

If I knew I’d return from the dead, I’d opted for the cremation instead of the burial.

The End

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All Alone in the Dark

  • Author: Eduard Joseph
  • Published: 2016-01-31 13:05:23
  • Words: 557
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