The Lifespan of a Fly


Last Stop for Resolution – The End
December 11, 2010, 6:21 PM
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Writer’s Note: So now the story ends. I was reading a lot of Russian literature when I wrote this and re-watching LOST. Now, I know not many people were able to show LOST the commitment it required, but the inter-personal relationships between strangers was intriguing to me. So thanks for reading, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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The man in the sunglasses was still standing and had been staring at the old man for some time now. He appeared to be deeply amused by their situation and appraised the commuters with expectancy. The passengers were becoming more and more agitated. Whispers had begun to circulate the compartment. At one point a middle-aged woman of apparent prosperity attempted to start a conversation with Nick. He pointedly ignored her, refusing to allow the mass fright claim one more victim.

“He thinks no one can see him but you. But I can see the bugger. I can see him cause I’m going to hell, just like you are,” the old man said. He was staring pointedly at Nick and suddenly it became clear. He turned to the man in the sunglasses, who had been watching the passengers and particularly Nick with interest. He smiled at Nick as if to confirm his suspicions.

ZZZZZZZZZZZZT! The lights came back on and the train’s engine started with a CLUNK and a hum. The train jerked forward suddenly and threw the passengers into each other. They screamed in shock and clamoured unsteadily to their feet as the train to confidently moved forward, unto the next stop.

Nick turned to the man in the sunglasses to find that he’s no longer there. Up ahead of him the sun shines brightly at the end of the tunnel and the train moves them out of the darkness and into the light.

THE END

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