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Winter Comes, And Darkness Lingers

A short story



Winter Comes, And Darkness Lingers


2023, Henery X ©


What you’re about to read derived from my reality.


Myself and darkness lounged in the living room of my two-story, four-bedroom home. As usual, Darkness was reminiscing about our past, seeing we didn’t have any present experiences created together to talk about.


“So, Henery. Remember when you used to have that hateful demeanor?” Darkness said humorously.


“How could I ever forget? Especially with you as a constant reminder.”


“Hey, don’t take that tone with me. I was simply doing my job. Besides, wasn’t I responsible for you eventually seeing the light?”


“You were. And I’ve seen, as well as comprehended, the light in question. So, why must you constantly remind me of such a time?”


“So you’ll never forget what you can expect if you decide to turn your back on what you now cherish. Primarily your peace of mind.”


“Trust me, Darkness, I have no intentions of going backwards. And with that being said, it’s time for you to leave.”


Suddenly, there was a knock at the front door. I got up from my seat, arrived at the door, and opened it.


“Greetings, Henery,” Winter said in a sexy manner.


“Ooh! I think I’ll stick around a bit longer,” Darkness said, a sinister smile appeared on his face.


Winter represents the time when I lived to hate, especially myself. She appears ever now and again to remind me of what was, as well as what could easily be again if I’m not focused. Experience allows me to deal with these old friends accordingly. When they show up speaking about the only things they can, I counter with everything I’ve done since our interactions. And shortly after the fact they leave me be…. for the time being.


Thank you for taking the time to acknowledge my offering. May all you deserve and desire flow abundantly into your life, as a river does into a sea.


Remember. I’m not here to convince you to believe. I’m here to offer you something else to consider.


Continue to be a lighthouse for all those who feel lost in the sea of life.


May we never lose our desire to outdo what we’ve already done.


Peace, Love, and the utmost Respect.


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