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One Last Day
by Ela Lourenco
The autumn leaves crunch pleasantly as I hike through the woods. Alone at last I have the space to think my own thoughts. Stuck for too long in the pokey apartment with him… day in day out, no space, no room to breathe. He, the ever-present shadow looming over my shoulder, hot breath at my back… No air… sleeping with one eye open, unable to move…
The virus that imprisoned me with him was merciless. It took my mother and father; it took my best friend and yet was cruel enough to pass me over. Today is the first time I have been out, away, alone. I would run away but I have no where and no one to run to. This is my only way out.
Taking a deep breath, I pick a few of the glossy red mushrooms this forest is known for. One would probably be enough, but I cannot take the chance that it does not work, I have nothing left in this world.
I breathe in my last day, marvelling at the golden orange hues around me, the crisp chill in the air as I watch the sun set the sky ablaze as it makes its descent.
Now it is time. I have had my perfect day.
I return home and make dinner, watching carefully as he greedily shovels the mushroom soup into his mouth…
Fiction © Copyright Ela Lourenco
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com.
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