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The Hope

A Story of Humanity Micro

By D.K. ShepardPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
The Hope
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Your eyes stare at the page. You want to slam the book closed. That chapter was shocking and painful. You want to stop reading.

But it isn’t the end, there’s so many more pages. You keep reading. There’s healing and joy. You trust that the author writes more than tragedy.

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Character Crafter, Witty Banter Enthusiast, World Builder, Unpublished novelist...for now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

    A relatable feeling for anyone who's ever picked up a gripping story. I like how this micro is subtly hinting that there's a chance for humanity yet. Love thoughtfulness in these micros D.K. :)

  • JBaz2 months ago

    I read this one first then went and read the other two. I honestly do not know if I prefer one form the other they are each unique.

  • Christy Munson2 months ago

    Love this.

  • Fabulous!💙 All three stories were great… but this is my favourite. “ There’s healing and joy. You trust that the author writes more than tragedy.” Faith in the author’s wisdom and grace.

  • They better hope I'm not the author because it would get worse from there, lol. Loved all three of your stories!

  • Gabriel Huizenga2 months ago

    So poignant and genuine, D.K. Cheers to holding out for the hopeful chapters 💙💙

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    The hope! We do mostly keep reading.

  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    Ah, for an optimistic hopeful ending. Yes!

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