But are any of us really okay?

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“Don’t go back,” I said.
“Whatever you do, just don’t go back,”
but he did.
If the building was burning down,
he still would’ve gone back,
thinking that he could save her,
but he got burned.
He was burned multiple times,
but he still kept going back
to her.
And now a child was involved.
She was too young to understand,
but…

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Melissa R. Mendelson

Melissa R. Mendelson

Horror, Science-Fiction and Dystopian Short Story Author and Poet.