Roll the Dice Stove 2011/04/21 (Thu) 03:11 No. 23397 [Reply] ▼
New to the site, new to the touhous, but I want to try my hand at this CYOA thing.
Care to try your luck, anon?
“Look, Christina, I- no, no, I understand.” The railing burns my hand, but it doesn’t hurt as much as the one clutching my cell phone. Sunlight splashes on my sleeves… it feels like, insects crawling across my skin.
Why is it so bright today, I wonder.
“…How is he doing?” The phone chatters into my ear – the volume’s set way too high, and I mishear her through the blaring noise. I must have misheard. Even though I know I didn’t. “I have a fucking right to know, Christina!”
I pinch the bridge of my nose, trying to prevent the headache I already have.
“I didn’t mean to yell at you, I just-” He’s my son too
; but, I can’t bring myself to say it. I’d make a god-awful father, so it’s really for the best. The phone seems to agree with me when the call ends, in that abrupt way only cell phones can manage.
The dial tone used to be comforting, somehow; made for good white noise.
I heave a sigh and shove the phone in my pocket before trudging downstairs- the mail still won’t check itself. What kind of shitty future do we live in, anyway?
There’s… actually mail. It’s almost surprising.
Bill. Credit card bill. Child support payment due this month. Student loans. Reminder that I could already be a winner. Invitation to a five year high school reunion? I crumple that one up and hurl it into a nearby waste bin. Last thing is… some sort of package, with a letter inside.
Well, let’s open it up.
The plain manila envelope seems like it’s taunting me now, looking so ordinary. It should’ve been, covered in sequins, or loaded with brightly-colored papier-mâché, or on fire
. Not- in my mailbox, though.
…Anyway. Put simply, this letter- this letter sent in a generic envelope with no return address- is an eyesore.
“Congratulation! You are already lucky winner great prize adventure! Lifetime journey of magic in Fantastic Illu
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