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Avatar Author: Fox amongst wolves I enjoy writing, regardless of how good I am at it. it also represents, for me, a pleasant outlet of excess emotion. this is why a fair bit of my work is not the happiest of content. however, I also write for enjoyment wh... Read Bio

The room was silent. The gap between songs was always the hardest part. Music was sustaining him now like petrol fumes in a thirsty engine and any unwanted silence filled him with nausea. He clicked, glassy eyed, on the tiny two-dimensional logos. Highlighted in a tiny blue box they looked all the more radiant, hopeful and mis-led. His heart burned. Fire engulfed his eyes. He moved the mouse cursor to the delete button and paused. Melancholy washed over him like lava. Pain filled his throbbing temples. He clicked.

In an instant the world slowed down. The single, lonely click echoed through the universe, alerting the entirety of existence to the sacrifices which had been made in vain.

The world took a moment of silence by way of respect.
The moment ended.
The music played on.

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  1. Avatar The Third Robot

    Poor fella. It’s never worth it in the end.

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Very sad. Feels like he’s giving up on a dream. Maybe that’s just how I interpreted it. Nicely written and conveyed the emotion well.

  3. Avatar Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)

    Tragic. :(