Loss

textual_phoenix

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.


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ethelthefrog

ethelthefrog

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.

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Fantasist

Fantasist

Slight typo in the third paragraph where you kinda lost me. But otherwise, a very "pessimist realist" POV.

  • #343 Posted 7 years ago
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textual_phoenix

textual_phoenix

Thanks, Fantasist. I missed that. Fixed.

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

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.

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