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The Wait

A Story of Humanity Micro

By D.K. ShepardPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
The Wait
Photo by Federica Campanaro on Unsplash

You’re sitting and waiting. You distract yourself with scrolling.

Someone’s shadow engulfs you.

Annoyed, you look up. It’s a child.

“Want to play while we wait?”

You look around. The waiting room is a sea of dull faces and glowing screens.

You nod, take the child’s hand, and walk outside.

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Character Crafter, Witty Banter Enthusiast, World Builder, Unpublished novelist...for now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

    This is excellent- perfectly tapping into the screen-zombie age. "The waiting room is a sea of dull faces and glowing screens." is an all too familiar image unfortunately! Love the hope in this one though, as opposed to the end of The Fall.

  • JBaz2 months ago

    This is like a Twighlight zone episode...what the going on? really nice

  • Wonderful… ‘ Want to play while we wait?” … a far better use of the time!

  • Gabriel Huizenga2 months ago

    LOVE this. Let's play while we wait! :)

  • Omgggg, I loveeeeee this! It was so optimistic and gave me hope!

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