The Necessary Steps

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The Necessary Steps

Post by Scattercat » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:38 pm

I watched her walk away, and I watched myself do nothing to stop her. I could see myself sinking into a deepening rut at work, knuckling under to the bosses and giving up on life.

God, I hated myself.

So I killed me. It wasn’t hard. Just snuck up behind myself and jabbed a screwdriver in my ear. I didn’t struggle much; I think I knew I had it coming.

I’ve got that promotion, now, a bigger apartment, and a hotter girlfriend. But I can’t quite shake the fear. I don’t give warnings. What won’t I like about myself tomorrow?

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Re: The Necessary Steps

Post by Algernon Sydney is Dead » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:30 pm

Echoes of "The Work That Must Be Done", but not as cute, or a Looper fanfic? (Or Clone Wars)

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Re: The Necessary Steps

Post by Snickelsox » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:57 am

Loved that turn. The brevity and matter-of-factness of your death caught me by surprise.
Hey, baby. Every been with a guy who has a level 100 Mewtwo? ...Baby?
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Re: The Necessary Steps

Post by Scattercat » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:23 am

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Echoes of "The Work That Must Be Done", but not as cute, or a Looper fanfic? (Or Clone Wars)
The original title was "The Necessary Steps to Self-Improvement," but that felt a little on-the-nose.

Glad you enjoyed it, Snickel.

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