Stars and CigarettesDear You,Stars and Cigarettes4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
No one writes letters anymore, which is a pity because you can't burn an email from the ex. I might have told you that last night. Or maybe in a dream. Lying next to you, I dreamt of stars and smoke.
The world is ending like you said it would. It's choking.
I can't believe you weren't lying.
When we met, I was drunk (something I regret). But intuition tells me that you wouldn't have said hello otherwise and I hate that. I hate you too. You told me all your secrets because you knew I wouldn't remember, but did you know I would remember just enough to want to beg for more? I remembered enough to crave the taste of stars.
I hate you.
You liked how I smelled of cigarettes because it reminded you of home. We all get homesick but I saw how you pined to be there instead. Then you said you were a traveller. That was a lie, but I let you continue. You seemed like you needed someone, and I felt sorry for you.
Guilt feels bad, doesn't it? Poor exterminator.
I should have never let your
At the End of the WorldMy dearest B,At the End of the World4 years ago in Letters More Like This
If the world truly is ending tomorrow, please let me stay the night in your arms. I don't know when your nicotine breath began to adhere itself to my pores, but the suffocating scent is like home to me now-and I love you for that.
I want you to know that I love how your long dark lashes flutter across my cheekbones, and softly brush against the dermis over my heart when we lay together in the blurred, drowning colors of early mornings, and late nights.
Two weeks ago we were talking about the end of the world, and when I looked up from our clasping hands-I saw the saddest shade of brown I had ever seen in your eyes. It was kind of beautiful- the way that the black and honey flecks shimmered an
FILE DELETEDI have no time to write you a proper letter, whoever you are. The world is ending in just a few minutes, so I'll try and make this quick, okay? I'll [DATA CORRUPTED]FILE DELETED4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Listen don't make our mistakes. Keep your water supplies clean and take care of each other and for the love of God don't surgically graft your shiny new cell phones directly into your head. It was a stupid idea and now we're all paying for it here at the ends of the Earth.
I know how it is. Why should we listen to them? The same people who were stupid enough to let themselves get wiped off the map? We know better. Well, you don't. Know how I know that?
You're still reading this.
If you think [DATA CORRUPTED]
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