I'm Not the Only One

      Virginia T. Watson
I'm Not the Only One

When did it start?It’s already gone.Why did I cry?I’ve already been away so long.How did I get to this, To miss this thing, to be more Than a bit unseen, obscene, unclean, unloved,Under things that eat my soulLike a big, black bug.I’m undone.I’m already over, but I’m under,And I’m not the only one.In this collection of Flash Fiction you'll find three stories that focus each on a different subject, but all of them follow a single tone. They were all based on different moments of the author's life, which translate those feeling into stories that do not tell exactly what happened them, but explore the same feeling. The first story, Bioluminescent, tells the story of a biologist who found his former partner's body at the end of a cave. He decides to read his partner's diary and so we witness the man's last moments inside the cave. The second story, The End Table, explores the idea of wasted life. A woman who now faces the truth about her failed marriage daydreams about her mistakes and what lead her to this sad situation. The third and final story, Cigarettes and Random Melodies, takes a moment that summaries an entire relationship that never happened. All the interactions that could be something but are not, and by the end, it doesn't really matter.
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