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Over the Moon
by Nina D’Arcangela
This is my home, or rather the place I find myself confined. The light never dims, the moon a mockery of what I’ll never gaze upon again. The man in it no friend to me. He watches with a kink of his brow, not to assure my safety, but to disallow the attempt least I jump, and I have. He was not kind in his recovery.
I made it across the bridge once. The scroll that sings sung the praises of what lay beyond, so I forced the will to crawl only to find blinding disappointment. Eyes seared from their sockets, it was an agonizing retreat – all the while his voice lulled, jump back over the moon.
Fiction © Copyright Nina D’Arcangela
Image courtesy of Pixabay
More from Nina D’Arcangela:
Mental Ward: EXPERIMENTS
A dank basement, shadow filled hallways, the deep echo of a metal latch being thrown while faint screams are heard… These are the things you might experience in a place where the unspeakable happens, where conscientious action and moral turpitude turn a blind eye in the interest of advancing one’s own personal pursuits in the most deranged and unjustifiable manner. The type of place where power corrupts, and depravity runs rampant among those imbued with it. A place where the unfortunate are abandoned to the devices of those who convince themselves their actions are in the best interest of science.
Mental Ward: Experiments is a collection of ten short stories that demonstrate the worst of humanity’s ambition in the interest of ‘civilized’ advancement. Step into a world where sanity is left behind, and horror is what the doctor ordered!
Thank you, A! (◔‿◔)
Ah it’s a masterclass in microfiction – so much atmosphere and emotion in so few words.
Thank you, Alex! ʕ´•ᴥ•`ʔ