Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Last Chapter

Words are devoured by my hungry eyes, as my heart races with each syllable.  How long have I spent in this book, with these characters? Hours?  Days?  Weeks?  Within the story, I've been with them for years, decades.

I have been enveloped in their joy, been drowned by their despair.  Their exquisite dream is my dream.  Their morbid reality is my reality. Connected through the threads of fiction, I greedily turn the pages of their complicated lives until I am confronted with the final leg of this literary journey.

The first page of the last chapter is before me, and I find myself hesitating. To finish reading the book means I will discover the fate of the characters I've come to know and love, but it also means I will be saying farewell to them and their surroundings.  With either choice there is potential heartache, so I must see it through to the end.  I owe it to the characters and their author.

Freak Out, 

P.S.  For those who are curious...

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