An alumnus of both Ficlets.com and Ficly.com. Who, for some weird reason, is starting his time here with an abundance of cannibalism-themes stories. O.o
I watch the paramedics work. They’re trying so hard. I can’t see who they’re working on, but they’re determined.
I try to recall what happened. Everything flashes by in a blur. The party. Taking the keys from Tom. Driving him home.
We started arguing. I can’t quite recall about what, but it was loud. I guess I wasn’t paying as much attention to the road as I should have.
I remember lights.
A truck horn.
A loud crunch.
Then the ambulance was there. I saw them taking Tom away, but he looked okay. I hear them mention a broken leg and punctured lung.
My attention is brought back to the scene at my feet. They’re yelling, but something’s wrong. I’m hearing them like we’re at opposite ends of a long tunnel. They’re frantic, but it’s like they’re moving in slow motion. What’s going on?
“No good,” I hear one say. “She’s gone.” The person they worked so hard to save is dead.
Oh, God. Me.
I’m dead. I’m only 17. I can’t be…
But I am.
So, what comes next? The afterlife, or just noth
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
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Comments (3 so far!)
This is a re-post of one of my earliest stories on the original Ficlets. It also happens to be one of my favourites of my own.
- #217 Posted 4 years ago
Well the ending was jarring. Reminded me a bit of the book If I Stay. An intriguing POV indeed.
- #219 Posted 4 years ago
There's a scene in Babylon 5 where a telepath is in someone's mind when that person died. The telepath said that it is a moment you shouldn't see first hand. This beautifully captured moment is somewhat voyeuristic, yet is more intimate than that. Definitely worth pulling this one from the archive. Thanks for sharing.
- #220 Posted 4 years ago
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