Of reading some books, carrying on anyway, and the last day.

  1. Apparently the secret to going to waking up at 5am when it’s dark out is a glass of wine and going to bed before 10pm.
  2. The familiar resistance isn’t there. Instead, the rare desire to sit and talk without distraction, to know her story way she tells it.
  3. Oh hey, I did it.
  4. Coffeecoffeecoffee.
  5. Variations on a theme of control.
  6. The thought isn’t going away, which makes me think it might be true. But I keep going as if I never thought it. It’s all I know to do.
  7. It’s silly to think I’d get to keep it, but oh how I wish I could.
  8. They came.
  9. The slow euphoria of completion washes over everyone as the hall thins out, leaving just them at the center table. Promises are made with full hearts and good intentions, knowing they can’t be kept; the one hard truth carefully sidestepped for another, less tender time. Let them have their victory night.
  10. Home.

Author: Ellie

Uppity stardust. Will eat (almost) anything.

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