You are here in the depths. Neither the ocean nor space, not some physical body at all. You are here in external stillness. There is no light save for what passes in from the street or the porch on the house next door. You are awake and you will forever be awake. At least until morning. Because you are here in the night and there are two simple ways out. Keep still or collapse. No, do not continue to lie here and worry. That thing you're thinking of, it was never there and it will never be.
Nights Like These is the second volume in Fiddleblack’s Annual series. We released our first annual edition in February of 2013 and we’re continuing that tradition (a little later now) with a collection of smart new work by eleven brilliant, generous authors. For each story, these authors have captured what it means to truly know the self at night.
There are participants, bystanders, conversations left unsaid. There is an absence of light. There is a short panic when you see the time on the clock. There are many untested moments in time.
Fiddleblack Annual#2: Nights Like These is a brief encapsulation of all the anxiety and effort required to push through a short eight hours and rise again to be a person.
Learn to let go from the following contributors:
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