On the street upon which I walk to work, in the window of an unassuming little shop that wasn’t there yesterday, hung a sign reading “Come in, come in, and all your dreams shall come true”.
I was just passing by, and late for work already, but how can you resist a pitch like that? I hovered in front of the shop a moment, weighing my options, then decided and, expecting nothing but hoping for everything, pushed open the door and passed inside.
Suddenly I was falling, and I knew I’d fall forever.
This time, I wouldn’t be waking up.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Labels: 100 words, Drabble, Dreams, Nightmares, Short story
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Oh, I like this story... the pretty, hopeful little UP and the traitorous trip DOWN. Yes, "expecting nothing but hoping for everything".ReplyDelete