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Deanna Deals (kind off)

There once with a girl who lived in a shell of herself. Much like any holiday chocolate so you could find – say an Easter Bunny or Santa Claus – there was a hard shell around her and nothing on the inside. Only a large and vacant space occupied her insides. There were thoughts too, that swirled in the air of nothingness, but they weren’t substantial thoughts. They weren’t really anything. Those thoughts, and the vast void seem to be Deanna’s biggest problem.

She had the potential to change everything, the void, the nothingness, all of it. But for her potential to change it all, she lacked the motivation. Deanna lacked the sheer will or want to do anything. While this qualified as a problem for some, it was just everyday life to Deanna. Some days she did more than others. Some days she genuinely tried. Most days she faked it. This was one of those days.

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A Not So Silent Night

His loud sounds needed to be silenced. There was only so much she could take. Aurora realized this was partially her fault. She was the one who had put him, and herself, in the situation. But she couldn’t take it anymore. Every time he howled, the sound pierced her body. It had become almost constant. Before she could sing or hum or talk just a little louder to drown him out. But now, it was just too damn much.