Preventable Tragedies

I don’t go out of my way to be a dick to people, usually. Some folks, though–they think they can keep fucking around and never find out. But here’s how it really is: if you shit on my sunshine, you’ll get a spot on my forever list.

I might cross you off if you say you’re sorry. Fact is, though, owning up to a fuck-up is kind of a lost art. I can count the number of genuine apologies I ever heard on the fingers of one hand.

That’s five fingers. Just to be clear.

If you’re on the list, you’ll never see me coming. You’ll notice other things, though. Small things, like shit’s going sideways a little more often than it used to. And you’ll always wonder: is that just the way it is–or…?

I hope it was worth pissing me off. You’ll live long enough to regret it.


Character vignette: Robbie O’Leary, from Darya Moon’s To Bloom Again.
Word count: 150.
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