“Degrees of Heresy”
“Everything comes to an end someday. That’s what this place is for. But it doesn’t make the end hurt any less.”
Speaking of ends, the last couple of lines sort of fall flat, but hey — this is a first draft. I can always fix that later.
Three short stories in three weeks, and I finished this one well in advance of the wedding I’m going to tonight. Yay me! Now I just need to figure out what I’m doing for the fourth and final week. “Kingspeaker”? “The Unquiet Grave”? Nothing involving research, and bonus points if it isn’t over 6K like this one was. We’ll see what comes to mind.