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"Neon Lights"

"Neon Lights"

Aug 28, 2023

I've been writing Doll Face and there are so many bits and pieces swirling around my brain, including chapters I've written but never intend to include. These are just a couple lines from the chapter that will never be seen: "Neon Lights"

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He saw me as more than a doll. At least for a time, I think. I could be wrong. I tried to show him the real me, whatever that may be. But then I defaulted to a doll. I couldn’t help it. It was all I knew. All I still know, if I am being honest. While I never saw him as a toy, only a person, I couldn’t help but do what I was always best at: play.

Eventually, he faded away from me. I tried to cling to whatever I could, but it didn’t help. He still slipped through my fingers like sand on the beach at sunset - you can still feel its warmth, but it grows colder every second as the neon lights in the sky grow dim and the shadows overtake the world again.

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