Fall AwayI.Fall Away5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
There's just too much in this world. I don't want to waste it. I don't want to reach out and have it all fall away, an autumn come too soon. I want to sink down into the Earth and just feel it spin, twenty-three thousand miles an hour and still not fast enough. Pin me down, just this once.
There's no way to catch on. The stars will float away before you know it. You can't float away from here. All you can do is hold on tighter. You should be fine. You should be able to just stare up at the sky and realize that no, there's nothing up there. Cities don't have that many stars, so live it up. What are you waiting for?
I want to tell you you're wonderful and have you fall like I do, breathlessly and without regret. That kind of rush is just so hard to come by these days. The world is changing so slowly, and I'm still waiting for my sunrise.
I won't tell anyone if you want to run away from here.