The clack clack of her heels echoed through the empty street, she stalked from street light to street light hoping each time that there would be enough to crack the gloom that lie in the shadows of her mind.   Why walk the sidewalk when the world is empty?  Those that walked by gave wide berth.  She radiated that “otherness” that could not be tolerated above ground by those who traveled her path. Onward nevertheless she moved and that ‘s when he saw her. In the wake of the crowd he moved toward her and when she turned around to lock eyes  the people around them scattered, sliding through the air up and out of existence and the silence in the street was broken. 

How did you get here?

Wouldn’t you like to know why? Then he pulled it out. Almost salivating she reached out to touch its smooth surface.   Questions raced through her mind but none  potent enough to surface, so she simply stood in openmouthed adoration.  He slid around to the back of her while she, still stunned at the newest addition  to her world took  it in.

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