To Go Without Restraint, And Quickly

The Doom Alarm rang silently, but incessantly, when he, sensed, not heard, her car pull into the apartment complex’s parking lot. He did not have to rest his forehead on the window and look down four storeys to confirm her arrival, but he did.

No other options, besides confrontation or cowardice, and, as always, he chose to escape. Empty-handed and hurrying down the back stairwell, he ran, as, he assumed, she rose in the elevator, too tired after a day at the office to walk up to the four walls and ceiling they’d, up until now, shared as a home.


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