Keep A Friend Serene
My latest short story. A labour of love and darkness.
I still remember the day I met her. My hair was in tangles all about my face, just like hers was. We were both soaked to the bone from the pouring rain, and looking for refuge from the downpour, anything to guard us from the ominous clouds overhead.
She drew me in – I had been following her from two streets away, captivated by her bright, beautiful smile, a smile full of love, that drew me in when I looked at her and she crinkled her nose at me.
“Hi!” she beamed.
“Hi,” I smiled back, following her. “Where are you headed to?”
“I have nowhere to go, either”, she told me. “Come, come with me. We can be best friends.”
Happily, I walked behind her, following her to wherever she was headed, which, as it turns out, was the next road.
We heard a loud clap of thunder and…
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