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23 September 2009 @ 10:50 pm
Supernatural Gen Fiction: "With No End In Sight" (Mystery Spot, PG)  
Title: With No End In Sight
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Sam, Dean (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary (3x11, "Mystery Spot): Sam lost Dean again today…
Author's Notes: This was originally written for a friend's birthday, an experiment in poetry that I'd hoped would be a drabble on "Repetition." I can't force it down to 100 words without losing its essence, though, so it stands at 148 instead. At least it's no longer in first person...


He lost Dean again today—
after food poisoning, electrocution,
car accidents, knives,
and even bullets from his own gun.

Most days they hardly make it past breakfast.
Sam's hands shake, sitting at that damned diner
where nothing tastes good fifty times later,
especially knowing Dean'll be dead within hours.

Sam's afraid to change anything
(or nothing),
he hasn't found the key
that'll make this stop,
can't even leave town
without Dean dying along the way.

He's cried over Dean 'til he's raw,
held him close while his arms grew heavy.
Then the world tips back over to the beginning,
another verse of the day Dean dies
no matter how Sam tries to prevent it.

He needs a tomorrow where Dean survives,
where life finally moves forward again.
Sam wants out of this cycle of pain,
this trap,
of always missing Dean
even when he's sitting right there.

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on October 1st, 2009 03:22 am (UTC)
Re: Great Verse!
I had much the same thought about posting it, because while I do lots of drabbles and stories, poem versions of fics are rare and not usually terribly popular.

And I smiled when I read, "Then the world tips back over to the beginning, another verse of the day Dean dies" because that shows how perfect this format is for this story.
Not to mention what a sad episode this was-- Sam expects another day of Dean dying, he wishes to God they could return to being themselves, and he's terrified that maybe there IS no next day and this is it for good. Three choices, one of them unlikely, one heartbreaking, and the other the worst possible scenario of all.

I felt so bad for him with this episode-- such unrelenting dispair, and such loneliness.

Thanks for braving the format to read this! And I'm glad you felt it was worthwhile. :)