Silence

“Silence.
I stood once more by her bedside, but I found myself with no thoughts.
I’d been vulnerable. I’d long given up on being strong.
I held Tootie’s hand openly. Looking searchingly at her face, I became too aware of my thought’s absence.
I’d prayed to gods I desperately hoped exist, and a week later, there is still no change.”

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Just be okay.

“I was awoken by Brother.
“Get up. We’re going home. Tootie and Leah were in an accident.”
I shot up, then froze.
“Really?”
Despite how ridiculous it would be for someone to make such a sick joke, we always have a glimmer of hope that that someone is tactless, with a dark, inappropriate sense of humour.
It was no joke.”

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Rule #1 of Atheist Club

“I’m not gonna lie to you, I’m gonna lie.
I was the perfect child growing up.
Honesty is a virtue.
In my many phases, I attracted a fair amount of negative attention.
Actually, it was more like a year-long, annual monsoon.
First, I was an outspoken atheist.
Like most atheists at begin, I was arrogant, narcissistic and pompous.
YOU ARE ALL STUPID FOR BELIEVING IN GOD AND I AM SUPERIOR AND ENLIGHTENED”

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