Last station

She closed her eyes and felt for the last time the pain. And then she jumped. At first she thought it would only take a few seconds before her skull met the dry, dusty asphalt below. She knew that she would first experience extreme pain. It would probably be like slamming into a speeding car. Her synapses would probably go haywire and she would be in such excruciating pain that she would be able to hear her own scream inside her head. She would probably scream so loud that her head would explode. Then there would be darkness. Nothing but darkness. And then comfort from the darkness. And finally nothingness. At that point she would always be referred to in the past tense. She would be part of history. Someone who once existed. Someone who was once
real. This thought made her smile. It gave her enough strength.

But as she dove into the empty street, she saw the sky. Clear, blue sky. She saw the shocked faces peering down from the platform above. She heard the screams and the traffic below. She felt the wind flow through her clothes. Through her skin. "You should've been here," she thought, "with me, falling from the sky. You should've been with me, holding my hands, whispering comforting words in my ear. But you are not. I am alone. Falling to my death."

Suddenly, she felt wings burst out from her spine. Large, wide, white wings that flapped noisily in the air. And she felt them pulling upwards, struggling to keep her afloat. But it was too late. The pull of the earth was too great. Then it happened, just as she has imagined it to be.

Splat.

Comments

Maxwell Flux said…
nice. very macabre but nice.
bwisit! said…
hey maxwell, salamat ulit sa pagbisita. it's for that girl who jumped off the MRT station in ortigas a few years ago. i was always curious what was she thinking as she fell from the platform...
Ate Sienna said…
alam mo, i've always thought about this thing. gaano kabilis ba mangyari ito before she actually hits the ground and dun sa short span of time na yun, ano ang pumapasok sa utak nya habang nakikita nyang papalapit na sya sa semento...
bwisit! said…
korek! siguro fear o pagsisisi. remember that memorable scene dun sa magnolia. tumalon siya ng building pero namatay siya dahil sa tama ng bala. parang on the third floor ata may nagpaputok tapos tinamaan siya. in the end, mabubuhay sana siya dahil may harang sa baba. that was a fun scene hahaha!

pero na-research ko na maraming nagpapakamatay ngayon sa mga malls... hmmmmm...

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