Shattered (A Long Short Story)

Sometimes death is not such a sad thing, its not the realisation that you have nothing to look forward to in this world anymore that matters, but that you have so much to on the other side. Akotowaa is an amazing writer, her characterisation in this one was through the roof, had to share this!

Akotowaa Ntontan

This post is dedicated to Simeon Mark Cofie. It’s been like 10 months, but I’m sorry about the Rose Quartz.

image You see that fracture at the right side? Yep, there’s a piece missing. This is my inspiration for this particularly story. Why do tragedies breed beauty?

Shattered

Joshua Barth was dead. The word on the street was that he had died of starvation – at least, that’s what the doctor’s report said. “Died of starvation” was a bit euphemistic. “Starved himself to death” was perhaps the more accurate phrase.

Confining himself to his living room floor for days on end, he had deprived himself of food and water until all his vital organs had given up. His living room, to add irony to the matter, was situated right across from the kitchen, which contained a fully-stocked shelf of cupboards containing preservatives, a rather plentiful amount of food in his…

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