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Darkness and Light

Content Warning: Infant Death

By Susanna KiernanPublished about a year ago Updated 9 months ago 1 min read
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Darkness and Light
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“Let there be light.”

One day I might have learned that was a line from another story, but as it stands I won’t. Still, plagiarised or not, it seems a fitting start for mine.

Because my story did start with a burst of light. There were people too. I think that's what they were.

I was angry that I'd been been forced out from the warmth and darkness. It made me want to cry. I might have if the darkness hadn't come back.

I think someone else cried.

My life was about as long as this story.

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About the Creator

Susanna Kiernan

20-something English nomad trying to write some things.

Often whimsical. Sometimes dark. Always fantastical.

| Curtis Brown Creative alumni | Arts Council England funded |

You can find more of me across the internet here.

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  • Mackenzie Davis6 months ago

    Oh wow, there’s an eerie proto-emotionality here fitting of a preborn. It makes it sadder, the abrupt ending before the beginning. Very unique approach to this subject, meta, but still incredibly crafted. 👏❤️

  • Dana Crandell9 months ago

    Oh, that's hard to read, but very well written. It really hits hard from this perspective.

  • L.C. Schäferabout a year ago

    Oh this was really sad 😔 You did it beautifully though.

  • Addison Alderabout a year ago

    What a gutpunch, really excellent use of the micro format

  • Abby Kay Mendoncaabout a year ago

    Harsh, but captivating. Beautiful writing. 💓💓

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