NEWSFLASH: This world is twisted & broken. Bad things are just seconds away for someone, if not for you.
You can wake in the dark of night to the sound of your older sister panicking, coughing. You can switch on a light to see her flailing limbs stumbling forward, you can reach her just in time to shove her slacken body to the floor before she can hit her head on the grand piano in the hallway. You can take her slow pulse & her bloodless skin into account, try to figure out what she ate or took recently in between her gaps in consciousness.
You can wake hours later to the news that your brother’s college campus is on lockdown with an active shooter in the building next to where he probably is at that moment.
You can stop checking the news. You can try to stop being aware…
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