5 Oct

She felt the thing inside her shift and fill her chest. The fireplace glowed behind her and some place inside the coals there was a gentle crack and something came apart. She felt her eyes fill and a tear raced down one cheek. She put the back of her hand to her nose. Outside, the rain might have stopped. Cool air touched her face and neck. Someone stirred in the back of the house. She rubbed her eyes briskly.


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