Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"The Alex Show" Episode 9


"I do not remember this place."

"Perhaps we were never here before. Maybe this is something new."

"Then why would we choose to come here? Shouldn't we go someplace with a good memory, someplace that matters?"

"Perhaps that is the point. Any memory - whether good or bad - could trap us here. Then how would we ever leave?"

"Perhaps this, perhaps that. Perhaps we were never meant to leave."

"You don't honestly believe that, do you?"

"No. I was just... you know... being dramatic."

"I know all too well."

"It was fun, though, wasn't it?"

"Most certainly. It was a lot of things actually."

"Yeah, I'm glad I had the chance to share some of it with you... together."

"Yeah... Okay, this is it. Ready?"

"I'm ready."

"Thank you."


"Thank you."

"For what?"

"For living."

"What do you mean?"

"I tend to forget how important a life is. I get so caught up in the general right and wrong, and all too often I dwell on what I think is appropriate. You and I have played one too many games. I have grown utterly tired of that. Now, I simply want to stop and remind you how important your life is not only to me, but to this universe. Without you here, everything would be different. I know I would be. So thank you. Thank you for being here. Thank you for living. And thank you for loving me."

"This place... I know it now."


The folds of my wrinkled pillowcase match the creases in my skin.

"Me, too."

to be continued...

- Alexander McCurdy


~hails said...
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Anonymous said...

i really love the ending

(from k; i was too lazy to sign in)

edukateyourself said...

insert usual comment about "the Alex Show" coming back here.

Gypsy said...

I love this, and I think I know why.
I won't tell you what it reminds me off because I don't want to ruin its integrity. But I think it's the most heartfelt thing I've read from you lately.

Alex McCurdy said...

let me guess... ESOTSM. like five people have said that so far :P

Gypsy said...

why are we all obsessed? if it makes you feel better i only thought that the THIRD time i read it.