Author’s note: I hope everyone is doing alright. I’ve been in a real big funk when it comes to writing new stuff, mostly due to the fact that my school writing has been taking up most of my time. However, I am planning on putting up a bunch of stuff over the next week as I have a mid-semester break coming up. Whether it gets posted or not, that’s a different story. But we shall see.
Also, there were some questions about last week’s story. The answer It was an allegorical story that was related to a slate of issues on college campuses in America, where men and even some women have been accused of rape. They get taken through tribunals on campus instead of through the legal/police process. It ruins their lives, and indirectly, all parties’ lives. So for those who were curious, now you know…the rest of the story. (RIP Paul Harvey)
Here’s this week’s offering from Fictioneers:
Photo Credit @ The Reclining Gentleman
Oh Life (There Must Be More)
by Miles H. Rost
The young lady was pulled back from the railing, the man holding her back against him.
“You’re going to be fine,” he whispered, clutching the crying woman as she let all her misery out.
He didn’t plan to be there. He was just driving, and there was someone where he was just a few months ago.
He just held her close when he heard a loud bang.
He turned around, and saw the bright lights of another car bearing down upon him. She looked up and screamed.
He pushed her away, seconds before the car hit him, carrying him over the side.
She screamed in horror as she heard nothing but the sound of the car hitting the water.
She sat, screaming and shaking as the ambulances approached.
Tragedy upon tragedy.
It’s been such a tough week, that it was the only obvious response for myself.
Good story, but so sad. I wonder if she’ll ever get over that. Maybe she’ll now live for his sake.
The world never knows.
A sad tale and a piece of music from my favourite band. They went together so well.
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Now he’ll be rewarded for his efforts instead of punished for his failure. Well told!
Oh my. Wow, what a tale. I wonder what will become of her now?
The world may never know.
Grim, very grim. Now she probably wishes she had jumped.
One never knows what happens with the ones that are left behind.
Wow… Was not what I was expecting. Well done.
Sad story. The ultimate example of “No good deed goes unpunished.” But it is like when you hear of police officers being killed when they are stopped by the roadside to assist someone else.
No good deed goes unpunished.