by on March 23, 2024 :: 0 comments

photo "Shades of Shadow" by Tyler Malone

When night falls, I sit on my balcony and gaze at the streetlamp below. A week ago, I kissed Maria beneath its globe. A cop, with a twisted smile, arrived and warned us that the curfew would soon begin. Anyone found on the street would be arrested.

Maria had to prepare a lecture on Freedom. So she rushed to her apartment three blocks away, vanishing into the darkness. The cop left too.

Maria is missing. The officer’s back, looking up at me, and wearing his twisted smile. Our eyes meet. Later, we will share the abandoned streets and the truth. Perhaps, even death.

editors note:

The world is out there, you gotta go into it, deep. But it could get you. And that’s living. ~ Tyler Malone

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