Once…

16 May

Once…

 

Tommy says that once there was a sun that rose and sank in the sky just like the dead. Just like me. He also says there were giant ribbons of color that arced across the sky after it rained and so many stars in the black night sky that they made pictures. I cannot imagine it. Not any of it but especially not a black night sky and not the part about people.  Even though he shows me pictures I find it hard to believe that we ever looked like that.

 

Tommy is dead too only in a different way than me. Tommy says that once there was as much different colored flesh as there are ways to be dead. He says that once people used to hate each other because of it. He says they used to kill each other over it. I would never kill someone because of the way they looked. I only kill when I’m hungry.

 

Tommy tells me that once there was more than hunger and shelter. That once almost everyone had someone like he and I have each other. He says we are friends. Tommy says that once there was even love. Thinking about this makes my head hurt more than trying to imagine a black night sky blinking with random sized stark white lights. But he says he will show me pictures once he remembers where he put the books.

 

I do not understand how Tommy can lose things so easily when he never leaves The Library. I never lose anything and I hunt this entire city.

 

To be cont….

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One Response to “Once…”

  1. KUKUSAN May 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    A STARK “PALM OF THE HAND” SHORT-STORY. I LIKE IT! I AM TRYING TO MASTER THIS TECHNIQUE IN STORY-WRITING/TELLING — A DIFFICULT EXERCISE FOR A MAGPIE LIKE ME! GOOD JOB, MARCY!

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