A Sneak-Peek Segment of My Autobiographical Project – Diary of the Desired

The tent and the night sky outside the strips of mesh spun in opposite directions.  I could see long bare limbs of squat, bristled trees.  A twig snapped, as if under a step.  My breath hitched, and the shadows dimmed.

“Brian…” the ground shifted like the hand of a clock beneath my back.  Another twig snapped, and a boot scuffed against rock, soft (familiar?) sound of sneaking up in the middle of the night.

“Brian…” I reached towards the form huddled at the other side of the tent, the distance a gulf, literally a canyon that descends beyond view beneath my arm.  In the deepening shadows, he who I had crossed an ocean to be with looked like a mound of moisture-rich soil.

“Someone wants to kill me…” I whispered to the motionless mound.

“Brian!” I looked back out the mesh window where the gently waving branches were skeletal claws.  “Someone wants to kill me…”


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