There’s a moth trying to beat itself to death against the lightbulb on the ceiling.
And here I am, alone in the bathroom, holding a razor blade at the ready. Guess we all make do in lieu of a moon.
Beneath the mirror, a black feather—a gift, a worthless thing—waits and watches.
And I remember the screams, and the tears. And because I remember, I won’t ever forgive myself for what I let her do to destroy me. I turn my back on my reflection, turn the razor over on my skin.
At least, tonight—after—I’ll get to see him.
For now, I’m dreaming of wings.
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The first 12 chapters can be read online at the Trapdoor website. If you would prefer to read offline, you can also download these preview chapters in e-book format at feedbooks.com or smashwords.com.
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