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03 November 2007 @ 02:15 pm
Supernatural Gen Drabble: The Unopened Door (John)  
Title: The Unopened Door
Author: HalfshellVenus
Character: John (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: For 100_ghosts "Skeletons in the closet" challenge.

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In a library in Tallahassee, John notices for the first time in years that a woman's pretty. He'd forgotten what that was like.

Her eyes are silver, almost eerie beneath raven hair. But the effect becomes beauty when she smiles at his stack of books. "That's a lot of reading."

"Just browsing through."

They get to talking about the weather and other chit-chat, and she's bold enough to show her interest: "I'm Tessa and I'm single. How 'bout you?"

My wife burned to death on the ceiling, and I'm hunting whatever killed her. "Widowed," he says darkly.

The conversation's over.


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Ariss Tenohariss_tenoh on November 5th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
Very nice. For such a small piece of fiction, it packs a punch and I don't even like John but I've got to feel sorry for him here. Making a reader sympathise with a character they dislike is always the mark of a good writer^_^
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Johnhalfshellvenus on November 14th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
and I don't even like John but I've got to feel sorry for him here.
This aspect of his life is just so awful-- not ever being able to get those images out of his head, and to spend so many years wondering why and trying to avenge it as best he could (which he thought was necessary). *sigh*

And my feelings for John are probably very similar to yours, which is why at times I feel compelled to try to get inside his head.