Hello, is anyone there... hello? I don’t know if anyone can hear me, but... It doesn’t really matter if you’re out there listening to this. I just need to talk to something. Maybe if I say it out loud it makes it easier to deal with- shit, what am I doing, this isn’t a fukin’ therapy session. sigh whatever, no one listens to this shit anyway. I guess I’ll star with the important stuff though, just in case. My name is Grey, and I’m the unofficial mayor of the town of Chase. We lost another of our own to ‘the vanishing’ last night. Paul was our scientist. I remember finding him in his office late at night— fuck, I told myself I wouldn’t cry but here I am... I’ve shed enough tears... for everyone— Anyway, I would always stop by his makeshift lab on may way up to the radio tower. He was usually there late into the night, a big broad smile on his face— those dumb looking goggles strapped a little too tight over his nose so that the plastic left lines in his skin. I never knew what he was talking about whenever he showed me one of his experiments. But I loved to hear him talk about his sciencey shit. He was so passionate about it... he was so kind and compassionate. I never told him but I noticed every time he gave his rations for the day to one of the kids. I probably would have scolded any of the others if they’d done something similar. With Paul though... I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. It always brought that infectious smile onto his face... We lost the heart and soul of Chase today. His smile will be dearly missed. If anyone’s out there, thanks for listening. And as always pleas come to the Chase bank on 2nd and Elliot street— we could use all the help we can get. And most importantly don’t give up... Grey, 22-10-17 signing off.
—this is the first entry in a series of short pieces that I’m considering expanding on, if you enjoyed this give it a heart and I’ll post some more. Thanks so much for reading my first post here on Ello, and have a mysterious life—
(Also critiques and advice are welcome! I am an aspiring author and would appreciate any feedback!)