This Common Chord
The Montmaray Journals | Toby/Julia/Simon | ~2000 words.
“The arrangement was an odd mixture of practicality and sentiment—but then, Julia thought, so was she. So were they all, in their own way.”
“They must have thought I’d turn out all right, if I kept putting in that much effort. But it’s not enough. It’s never enough…”
I stared back at him, into those dark eyes that were so like Veronica’s, yet so shadowed, so wretchedly unhappy. For a moment I could almost have believed he’d done this on purpose, in some desperate attempt to escape his miserable situation.
I. Of Monsters and Men - Skeletons (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Cover), II. Stars - Lights Changing Colours, III. Abel Korzeniowski - Charms/Cartier Montage (Instrumental), IV. Daughter - Still, V. Stars - Walls, VI. Young the Giant - Islands, VII. Sky Ferreira - Bang Bang (Nancy Sinatra Cover), VIII. Max Richter - The Twins/Prague (Instrumental), IX. A Fine Frenzy - Pinesong
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Half Acre | Montmaray
and folded in this scrap of paper
is a land i grew up in
For today is the anniversary of the day we left Montmaray - a year ago, exactly, that we watched our home being destroyed. But why should anniversaries be so significant? Why should a year hurt more than eleven months or thirteen months or thirty-seven? Surely I could choose how I felt and when I felt it. I took a deep breath.