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Cara says: A depressing, yet pointed, commentary on modern first world life. Scathing and well-written.
Silver James | @SilverJames_
Cara says: Excerpt alert! Slides from teasing humor to tense fear, clearly communicating the tension and drive of the story.
Mark A. Morris
Cara says: I’ve been to enough funerals to know how necessary it is to celebrate life after. Maybe not quite like this, but… Irreverent and likely very true for many people, lol.
“It’s hardly appropriate. Look around you. We’ve all just been to a funeral.”
She looked about the bar at everyone else, each one of us soberly dressed.
“I know,” she hissed, so only I could hear. “But that’s entirely my point. We’re all of us alive. Survivors. We should celebrate this…this day. This day of living. Any one of us could be dead tomorrow.”
I squeezed her hand back, my mouth now curving into a smile.
“Now look who’s being morbid!”
Imogen rolled her eyes. I laughed - I couldn’t help myself.
“So, what now? What do you suggest we do?”
“I don’t know.” I checked out the others. Each one of them was busy reminiscing. They all seemed to have forgotten we were there.
A foot appeared in my lap from under the table. It was attached to a smooth, stockinged leg.
“You still thinking?” Imogen grinned. “Or do I need to make it easier for you?” Her foot began to move, her toes flexing slowly. “I can do this for as long as you like.”
“Indeed…yes…or do I mean no? I don’t know…” I pushed my chair backward, the feet growling across the floor, turning to see everybody’s faces.
“I’m sorry,” Imogen said, standing up and then retrieving our coats. “I’m afraid we have to go. Michael’s suddenly feeling overcome. Isn’t that right, darling?”
“That’s right,” I said, smiling awkwardly.
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