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The Underside of Ice
By Bob Mitchley
Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2015
Last edited: Sunday, March 01, 2015
This short story is rated "PG13" by the Author.

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The Underside of Ice
I was a self- discoverer of how to disarm from self-loathing:
I tread softly, in bare feet in quest of something I can never repeat.
Now I tip-toe over fractured ice, unsure of what I left behind –
Scared of what lies ahead. The eerie cracking lets me know I’m about to break through… I think back, how I was a fool for tempting God and some men;
Is this why I’m walking on thin ice?
It’s hard to tell just when and where I broke through, a hole somewhere upstream has my name etched by it, but I’ll never see it. There’s no turning back. There’s no escape from my watery grave, there’s no “oops,” I changed my mind. No way of finding the hole and climbing out… out where I can breathe again and just maybe start over… “Yes, yes help! I want to start over, somebody help, please!”
The sun is brazen in all its glory the way it glances across the lenses of hard chill river water, looking as if a red-hot fire has been lit over top of me. Maybe it will cut the ice like a laser and set me free!!
Suddenly, yes now! I see faces in angular proportion to the soles of cleated feet. Faces of people who can help me… but I also see anguish in those faces, I can even sense their fear as they desperately try to save me…bless their charitable little hearts, every one of them. As they can tell, I have been floating here for days now, for many miles. My skin has turned a wrinkled prune color as I lie here on the underside of ice, Alone.

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