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Lingering

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By GDeyke   |   Watch
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Published: July 30, 2018
“Stay with me. Please.”

She knows better – she should know better. She should be asking Dara to flee, to save herself at least, to live a long and happy life without her. Love demands it of her. So do her morals. But she can’t stop herself: here in the darkness, half-crushed already and bleeding more than she could survive, she can’t bear the thought of facing death alone.

A part of her hopes that Dara will ignore her dying pleas. But Dara lies down beside her, kissing her hair, fingers laced through mangled flesh.

They wait for the end together.
© 2018 - 2019 GDeyke
Written for Flash Fiction Month 2018, day 30. This year I'm also fulfilling a challenge by an anonymous contributor: Every character must be queer.

The rest of today's stories can be found here.

Wordcount: 100.

If you've enjoyed this story, you may be interested in the collection of all my FFM stories this year: Beyond Dreams. You may also enjoy my other FFM collections: Borrowed Strength, Ephemeron, Palalgia, Changeling and Phoenix.

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IntelligentZombieHobbyist General Artist
:noes:
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squanpieHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh man, I shouldn't read these at work - I'm sniffling a bit now. So sweet, but oh so sad. :heart:
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GDeyke Writer
Aw. Thank you!
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SCFranklesHobbyist Writer
I always think the fewer words you have, the harder the story is to write. And this is done so, so well. Only 100 words - and yet absolutely nothing more is needed.
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GDeyke Writer
Thank you! I've written a surprising number of drabbles this month - mostly when I needed to recover from the longer pieces - but they're definitely hard in their own way: it's so important to make every word count. I'm glad I've managed it. :D
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bookcrusherStudent Writer
A heartbreaking yet warming end. It’s amazing how much emotion you can pack in so few words!
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GDeyke Writer
Thank you so much!
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xlntwtch Writer
Sad end, but also bittersweet. A really good job. :+fav:
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GDeyke Writer
Thank you. :thanks:
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TheWarOfTheRingStudent Writer
So much said with so little. Bravo.
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