Daily Archives: April 21, 2009

Death in the Park

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He was sitting in the park with a book. The sun shone through the clear sky with the intent of heating the world and bringing back to life what the cold death of the winter had destroyed. He sat on a bench and only looked up periodically as people walked by with their dogs. He lost his grip on the book and it fell to the ground. He reached down to get it and as he brought himself back up his eyes met those of a beautiful creature. She was a dark-haired, tan, beautiful woman with brown eyes that could freeze time. He stared for what seemed to be an eternity. She smiled at him as she strolled by. His entire being followed her movement as she passed him. He wanted to say something to her but he did not want to bark some type of cliche at her. He only watched her walk by. His body began to become affected by infatuation. A pain built in his stomach and began to emanate throughout his entire body. He felt weak. This beautiful woman became his weakness. She was like a goddess with the powers to destroy men with her smile. After he regained his composure, he packed up his things and walked back home. As he stepped forward he felt an emptiness inside. He felt more alone than he ever had before. Steve lived alone in an apartment downtown. He has been struggling to keep his business afloat. His depression was cured by taking a walk and reading in the park. When Steve saw this woman, he saw more than a person, he saw an opportunity. He saw a chance to create a future. He wandered off to sleep that evening with the thought of her in his mind. He woke up alone. Later in the day he gathered his items and took his daily walk to the park. He found his favorite bench and he took a seat. He took out his book again and began reading. Reading brought him pleasure in the past but Steve had a new desire now.

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