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- Daelyn Morgana
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Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
Eric says: There's real loss here, buried somewhere. Where's Celia? The kids? Is the narrator losing his mind, or is he consumed by grief? I'd like to know more.
Eric says: A new take on a fairie tale - had a hint of dark at the end, but could be wonderful dark magic. Who can say?
Eric says: No, the narrator is not alright. Are any of us, knowing that scenes like that take place all over the world day after day? Sometimes we need to crawl into the darkness to understand the problem.
Kel. J. Heinen | @Aightball
Eric says: A dark tale of hitting bottom. No one is alright in this tale, but maybe they will be. If Jacoby sticks by his promise to walk and if the narrator decides that that would be giving up too much.
"Son of a bitch!" I shout. The cats hiss.
I stalk out to the kitchen. The fridge door smacks the wall: empty. Cupboards, behind the stove and fridge, in the junk drawer, even the god damned mouth wash is gone.
"Fucking hell!" I shout.
"Are you alright?"
I whip around, breath heaving in my chest. Jacoby stands behind me, brushing dirt from his hands into the trash.
"Where's my stuff?" I tower over him, one inch taller and twice as mad.
"I saw you come home. Bit early in the day, isn't it?" he asks, his voice sharp, accusing. "Get fired?"
I rear my first back. The last of my whiskey got me home, but it wasn't enough and I begin to sober up.
"You going to divorce me if I did?"
He ducks when I swing. "Third damn DUI in the last three months and this one finally cost you your job. You either get your ass into some kind of AA or rehab or I walk."
He stomps away and I stand there a second. His truck tears down the gravel. That's the first time he's threatened to walk.
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