cause of death: too shy to call ambulance
Didn’t want to inconvenience anyone
Someone else might have needed it more
Some things don’t last forever, but some things do. Like a good song, or a good book, or a good memory you can take out and unfold in your darkest times, pressing down the corners and peering in close, hoping you still recognize the person you see there.
I felt too much, he didn’t.
― (six-word story)