“The life where nothing was ever unexpected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain or past.”

― Lois Lowry, The Giver

Everything was perfect, as it should be. Every person was provided for evenly. No one went hungry. No one was homeless, and yet Charlie didn’t feel right. She woke up every day at the same time, went to learn, then work, and back home for free time, just like everyone else. Although she could change work anytime she started to get bored, she still didn’t feel right, but she was afraid to tell anyone. What if she got kicked out or put on house arrest, not that that ever happened, but every once and a while she would hear a whisper about someone running away. Running to where? She was afraid to ask. She didn’t even know who to ask, all she knew is everything was too perfect….

Hello my little friendly geckos, thanks for the read! Just a reminder that you can see get a free copy of my poetry collection, The Moth that Haunts the Laundry Room, on Prolific Works. If you want to support my creative endeavors, you can also purchase the book on Barnes and Noble or Amazon. For weekly poems and book updates, check out The Moth Poetry. Don’t forget to check me out on Instagram and twitter for herpetofauna photos, poems, and more! If you write something based on one of my prompts and want to share it with me, I’ll even post it on the website! All links provided below. Happy writing, and don’t forget to like and subscribe!

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