The Daily Post

Rocco had never felt more alone in his life. Surrounded by silence, there were no sounds aside from the ones he made himself.

He’d only made them to ensure he wasn’t deaf.

Rocco wondered about the altitude. Would he die of a heart attack on the way down?

Perhaps he’d impale himself on the jagged peaks below, or splat on a hillside like a bug on a windshield.

“Or maybe I’ll get lost & starve to death…”

The sound of his own voice startled him. Rocco glanced around to see if anyone heard, but of course they hadn’t. There was no one. Not anymore.

Not only was he lonely, but he was bored.

Rocco was beginning to regret pushing Joey.


Author: The Abject Muse

Susan Marie Shuman is an author and freelance writer/editor who currently resides in the wilds of Birmingham, AL. She shares her life with four spoiled cats, several friends (not all of them imaginary) one husband and one step-son. When she's not working, Susan enjoys horseback riding, reading, taking her cats for a spin in their pet stroller, and taking naps. An ex-bartender, recovering crash test dummy and all-around late bloomer, Susan graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2004 with a BA in English. She minored in Russian. Long-range goals include visiting Israel, the Czech Republic and Liechtenstein. Susan is also planning to launch a micronation which would be called either Suzannistan or Eastern Suzanorovia.

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