18 Jun 2019
He'd often said that he didn't so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards. In many ways, this was true. But in one key way, it was not, as he did Fall. It was fast and hard and painful and terrifying. And remembering was almost as bad as Falling.
15 Jun 2019
Certain truths are so big and obvious that they create a gravity all their own. And when one gets used to orbiting those truths from a certain distance but never looking directly at them, suddenly having them spoken aloud is like the sun suddenly being the same distance from the Earth as the moon is. Which is to say, things can get very uncomfortable and you can't simply go back to peacefully orbiting again.