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Disturbance #113


I looked into Rob's eyes, hoping against hope to find something other than terror there. It was a stillborn hope. His pupils were tiny, fixed; he held me without seeing me, his eyes were so blank. His whole body trembled and he clung on to me as if I was the only rock in a whirlpool of fear and confusion.

If I had to be his rock, then I would be his rock. I wiped tears from my eyes.

His words hot in my face: "It- it's going to - "
"It fucking won't!" I said, and I meant it.

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    D.M. over 4 years ago

    "stillborn hope" - what a perfect phrase here.

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    Drew Martyn over 4 years ago

    Thanks DM. You wouldnt believe how long i spent deciding between "stillborn hope" and "hope stillborn". :)

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