A 7,469-word holiday story about two people who find love and a future not bound by their past.
“When you understand that what you’re telling is just a story. It isn’t happening anymore. When you realize the story you’re telling, is just words. When you can just crumble up and throw your past in the trashcan, then you’ll figure out who you’re going to be.” –Chuck Palahniuk, ‘Invisible Monsters’
“I see at intervals the glance of a curious sort of bird through the close-set bars of a cage: a vivid, restless, resolute captive is there; were it but free, it would soar cloud-high.” –Charlotte Brontë
Olivia works for a misogynistic slimeball who made his fortune in New York City real estate. Her life has not turned out as she expected or wanted.
Henry had lost his wife and children in a tragic accident. It’s been years and he doesn’t know if he can keep going… nowhere. And is it wrong to want the pain to go away?
Both are haunted by the past.
Both are alone, caught within circumstances.