oh that's incredibly sad
I can understand this kind of desolation and defeat, I've been on that bridge before, but thankfully chose to keep walking, just barely. This is a good story, Robin, the hard reality is that for many Christmas magnifies every sorrow and hurt that is already present in their lives. I wish that someone could have entered her life just in time to show her that darkness doesn't last forever. The true gift of Christmas is hope.
Oh, another writer with a dark side. I like that.
Brief, but brilliant! I like this because that personalised incident encapsulates the dark mood, and the hopeless feelings, many of us have in these dismal and dangerous times.
Compelling story Robin. A friend of mine recently entered the Readers Digest 100 word competition but unfortunately it has closed now as I feel this piece you have written reduced to 100 words would certainly given the competition a shake! http://www.nmit.edu.au/blogs/bwap/2013/10/16/readers-digest-100-word-short-story-competition-2013/CheersPeggy xxxxx
An unusually dark little read, for you. Nicely done, though, and not unrealistic. I've had times where the only thing that got me to the other side of the bridge was curiosity, and the certainty that the water would always be there.