Allure of Life

My Sunday Photo Fiction challenge.

128 11 November 1st 2015

To decimate a people by disease. Mankind didn’t deserve to survive, to thrive. Thrilling annihilation, justifying destruction, they were a malady and he would react in kind.

There was no moon, yet a strange luminosity hung over the entrance of death. The vials were ready and so was he. He rehearsed the extinction one last time, ignoring the visible tremor in his hand.

“Is it time?” her gentle voice reverberated in the dark, damp cave.

He turned slowly and smiled. “We’ll be together soon.”

“Of course we will,” she stretched out her hand.

“But first, show me the lake again. Our lake.”

He complied, like he always did. She had stopped him, like he knew she would.

Six years ago he held her lifeless body in his arms, as the poisonous gas rained down on his village. It was an accident they said. Severely burned, he bitterly lamented his charred life and vowed vengeance. Why then, did she repeatedly return to hold in abeyance his retribution and their reunion?

But she returned and that’s all that mattered; For deep down, he coveted life, albeit a bitter one, more than death. This way he got both.

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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12 Responses to Allure of Life

  1. luckyjc007 says:

    What’s that saying…”you can’t have your cake and eat it too” ? Well, apparently that does not apply to him. Well written.

  2. I really like that. Although she was dead, she didn’t want him to die as well. A fantastic story.

  3. Well done! You’ve captured the essence of the desire to follow a lost loved one extremely well. Bravo.

  4. mandibelle16 says:

    A wonderfully written story. He values his life but gets his girlfriend too, albeit she is dead. No matter, he sees her.

  5. justmaria says:

    What a lovely story of love and lost.. well done!

  6. rogershipp says:

    The desire for the lost… wins? Without another tragedy. Now, that is a twist!

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