- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Paige Prince | @paige_prince
- Mileva Anastasiadou | @happymil_
- Richard Gibney | @ragtaggiggagon
- Kel J. Heinen | @Aightball
- Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
- Daelyn Morgana
- Patty Knowles | @pattydump1
George says: This tale was dark and good. The only drawback for me was it was predictable.
Cara Michaels | @caramichaels
George says: The dialog of this tale whet my appetite for more.
Mileva Anastasiadou | @happymil_
George says: I really liked the twist on immortality. It's solemn, but profound.
Any day no one dies is a good day, he thinks. Yet this isn’t such a day. She finally sees the pattern. She completely forgot her friend’s birthday this year. She should have known. For this isn’t the first time. She once forgot to wish her cat a happy birthday. The cat died before she came back from work that day.
It’s not your fault, he says. Yet my friend’s not here anymore and someone’s missing her heartbeat, she tells him. He nods again. He now understands. She always does that. She’s incomprehensible, until she finally makes sense. Songs are invented as a substitute for heartbeats we miss. Or we may miss in the future. Heartbeats are elusive. Music isn’t.
At least we’ve found a heartbeat to miss one day, he says. At least we found each other.
She then lies on his chest. The rhythm of his heart is soothing enough to make her forget the guilt. She feels lucky to still listen to the original rhythm. Someday she may miss his heartbeat. Yet this isn’t such a day.
The songs serve to prepare her for the day she will.
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