Snow piles on Suki’s hakama and makes her grow heavier. Every now and then, crystal flakes will catch in her hair and pepper it white. The flakes are cold powder around her, powder and icy sludge.
Suki thinks she might be falling apart. She’s not exactly sure. Sometimes, she feels put together and driven, like she actually knows what she’s doing, like she even has an idea.
But the truth is that Suki excels at following orders. Unlike her fellow reapers, she finds them comforting. At least they give her some direction to take. On days like today, when there are periods without them, she just…does this.
Every year, the snow pulls her down a little deeper.
Alyssa Jordan is a writer living in the United States. She pens literary horoscopes for F(r)iction Series. Her stories can be found or are forthcoming in The Sunlight Press, X–R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Crab Fat Magazine, and more. When she’s not writing, she’s hanging out with her partner or watching too many movies. You can find her on Twitter @ajordan901 and Instagram @ajordanwriter.
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