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The Fall

A Story of Humanity Micro

By D.K. ShepardPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
The Fall
Photo by Marek Piwnicki on Unsplash

It’s cold. Also dark. Your legs are caught in twisted sheets. You’re awake, but not. You try untangling yourself.

Suddenly you’re toppling over the edge. The fall seems endless. You were pushed.


You look up.

The hands that shoved you and the eyes looking into yours are your own.

Author's Note:

I wrote a trio of second person micros that are distinct stories but connected in their thematic progression. If you're interested, check out the other two linked below:

1. The Fall

2. The Wait

3. The Hope


About the Creator

D.K. Shepard

Character Crafter, Witty Banter Enthusiast, World Builder, Unpublished novelist...for now

Fantasy is where I thrive, but I like to experiment with genres for my short stories. Currently employed as a teacher in Louisville.

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  • Joe O’Connor2 months ago

    Haunting last line D.K. This feels like a commentary on how humans have sealed their own fate perhaps? The title immediately makes me think of Adam and Eve and Paradise Lost etc.

  • JBaz2 months ago

    The final line is captivating. It really leaves you wanting more.

  • Fabulous finish to this micro fiction 🤩

  • This is my favourite of the three 😇🤍

  • Gabriel Huizenga2 months ago

    Brilliant!! The scond person reveal is excellent, can't wait for parts 2 and 3!

  • Oooo, is this for Kayleigh's challenge? I loved your story! Looking forward to reading the other 2 parts!

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    Oh bother. This is rather an inconvenient truth.

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