I PARKED MY CAR far up on a distant hill, and watched as the night crept up on the city like a feral cat stealing its supper off a back porch. I liked the darkness. Sometimes, the black was peaceful and empty like a small town at midnight. Other times it rattled my nerves like hail on a window pane until my insides seemed to quiver. Either way, it matched the way I felt inside whenever I looked at other people.
It didn’t matter the person. When I looked in their eyes, I didn’t see anything I could recognize. Every person I met seemed to exist on survival mode, their real personality hidden behind the stress of living. I saw the same thing when I looked in the mirror, only worse. I saw dead eyes, masked by the pretty face that looked back.
–by Rose Shababy
The Blue Effect (Renegade Heroes Book 1) by Rose Shababy
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