“You’re too far past the crossroads to take a different path. Too many souls have been taken to start again and go another way."
Until I'm reborn, this darkness will remain my sole companion. Only home I've ever known. It comforts me, and makes a mother's fear and a father's shame more bearable.
"Told you it was too late to stop,” breathes my companion, as it’s invaded by strobing lights.
Lying down, I gazed at the holes perforated by hot lead oozing my bitter red regret for a life unlived.