Quiet Desperation

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Quiet Desperation

Post by munsi » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:18 am

The man in the next cubicle spoke to me today. It‘s odd, we’d worked together years, but never spoke.

“There’s more than this,” he pleaded desperately, “surely! I can’t stay in this office with the world out there to see, I need to fly!”

He then went to the window, threw a chair through it, and jumped.

Forty stories, and he leapt like it was nothing.

Perhaps he was mad, and fell to his death.

Perhaps he was right, and flew to freedom. I’ll never know, I didn’t follow to look.

I stayed at my desk, and continued my work.

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Re: Quiet Desperation

Post by PureChance » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:20 am

Oooh, made me shiver. Or at least I shivered when I got to the end, so I assume it was the drabble :) Bleak.
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Re: Quiet Desperation

Post by CLP » Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:46 pm

wow! the hair on the back of my neck stood up. amazing.
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Re: Quiet Desperation

Post by bell » Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:37 am

Good one!
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What would have been written.
Spoiler:
If they hadn't died first.

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