Friday, November 13, 2015

The Bar At The End Of The Earth- A work in progress

The Bar At The End Of The Earth- an excerpt

Still the faceless, formless shape of something behind the bar serves nothing to the man.

 “You need not always chase a dream so far, sometimes you need to let it come to you. It is not death I will pour you today. You still love your dream. Cherish it. Carry it around everywhere- it is proof you are alive.”

The stranger huffs indignantly.

“My dream has gone. I’ve already told you. My heart is broken, it just won’t stop beating. I shouldn’t be alive. Give me a double of death, make sure the job gets done. I implore you.” 

The stranger holds up his glass defiantly.

“My dear Sir, hearts won’t stop if they still have more to do. And dreams do not get lost, they are always there just waiting to be found.”

“I am sure mine doesn’t exist anymore, if it ever did at all.”

Something I am working on- inspired by O Marinheiro by Fernando Pessoa.