August 19, 2010

Drabble #81

Prompt: Author's choice
Inspiration: A Softer World

Hurt so bitter and so sweet, the best pain I’ve ever had. Like the majesty of a motor crash, where you hit the pavement and for a split second wonder if you’ll walk again, and then you do, because you have no choice but to keep going, even with the split lip and fractured tailbone. If you give into the pain you don’t survive, so you carry it with you; the load dissipates over time. At least there aren’t any scars with this one, just beautiful tattoos that I’ve selected to illustrate a history that everyone but us has forgotten.

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