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My soul wanders this barren wasteland, searching for signs of human life, but this vast desert is as empty as it is dry.
Once radiant and alluring, now desiccated and shriveled – my physical body has undergone a grim metamorphosis.
Legs that were soft and slender now resemble petrified wood, and the claw-like grasp of my mummified fingers stick out like gnarled branches from a tree.
Eyes that were as blue as the sky have transformed into empty sockets, as my leathery skin has pulled taut against my skeletal remains.
I feel no sadness looking at my corpse – I’ve seen it hundreds of times. Only a deep sense of loneliness stirs within my unsettled soul.
Ripped from the world of the living and thrust into this uninhabited purgatory, I can only hope that someday my body will be found… freeing my soul from this eternal desolation.
Fiction © Copyright D.M. Slate
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