For this one, you must get a human to join you in the underworld.
THE BRIDGE (any gender, mid teens through late life)
You're not supposed to be here. That's what they tell you, isn't it?
"That bridge is condemed!"
"Do you know how many people have died, messing around on that bridge?"
I know how many people have died.
And I'm lonely.
Would you step-- step with all your weight-- on the metal walk way mesh? Right in front of you? That will be enough. If the fall doesn't kill you, the slicing of the metal will. It'll be quick. And we will have each other instead of the lonliness we both feel everyday.
I know what it's like to want to come out here.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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