Daily Snippit: Other Fiction

Sometimes life echoes too loudly in the silence. The messy cacophony of joy, and pain, and love, and heartbreak, and a thousand other spirits in the maddening chorus echoing where there should be emptiness. Should be quiet. Should be you.

Ethereal and unaware, existing in the realm of not-quite-dreams spun to life in the dark. You are my hopes, my fears, my foe, my friend, my half-that-isn’t, and you aren’t real. Never real. Never there, past dawn and daydreams, in the world I walk.

And yet… I can feel the hole you leave behind. The shadowed silence of would-have, could-have, should-have, silent until I sleep again.

Sometimes life echoes too loudly in the silence.

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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