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
It's always sad when you lose a loved one. More so if you're there when it happens. And the how doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter if they're suddenly struck down by a heart attack, or spend years wasting away from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The loss is the same.
Being killed in a car crash because they were texting doesn't make the loss any more or less significant than if they were hit by a drunk driver.
And you still need time to mourn whether they took their own life, or you slit their throat yourself.
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (4 so far!)
Average reader rating 4.50/5
Oh superb. A tale of loss, building up a head of sympathy and ending with a corker of a line.
I'm really enjoying your twists, even though they do seem to end up with people being killed and/or eaten.
- #342 Posted 7 years ago
- 5 out of 5
Slight typo in the third paragraph where you kinda lost me. But otherwise, a very "pessimist realist" POV.
- #343 Posted 7 years ago
- 4 out of 5
Thanks, Fantasist. I missed that. Fixed.
- #350 Posted 7 years ago
It's blunt, tragic, and yet in so few words. It's not really a twist ending, but more of a wider view. You pan back as you read this from one individual to a world view, and end with a personal view.
- #1034 Posted 7 years ago
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