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When the Silver Fell
by Nina D’Arcangela
As I sit on the bank shivering under a woolen blanket, I can still hear the metal screech of the bridge as it tore loose. I hear car horns blaring, people screaming, see holiday gifts tumbling on the rough current… Many say a large winged creature warned of it. My harbinger, miniature in scale, spoke of the collapse, the frigid water, the slab of asphalt angling to the silt below. What he didn’t tell me was that you would ruin me, you’d take everything, and in that taking, you’d try to take me too. I wish you had.
Forty-six people died that evening, the only two never to surface again brought me into this world, and you saw fit to never allow them the dignity they deserved.
Fiction © Copyright Nina D’Arcangela
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