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ROOTS: Part 2
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Unsent Letters: Hunger

  As the boy sat in the outside air, his mind fixated on the thing it always had, hunger. It was true it had been two nights since he gorged himself with bread. But behind that mundane absent gnaw, was a more… Abstract hunger. One that bread never sated. So he did what he had done many times. Distract himself from it, by writing a letter.

  Hey dad, mom. It’s been about a year since I left home. The world is not what I hoped it was, when I was looking out from behind bars. Nobody wants to give an afflicted work other than stealing, or worse… I wanted to do good out here, but it’s so hard to even live out here in the real world. It feels like there isn’t a place for someone like me here.

  The boy paused, but not to dab a quill with ink. No such thing was needed, as the boy was not writing physically. The boy was Illiterate, after all. When he arrived at school, the teachers took one look at him, and his lack of vision. And sent him to a “Special Education” room where he was largely neglected. The place he grew up never found it very important to integrate someone like him. At least that was one thing that didn’t change now that he was out.

  I did something bad a couple of nights ago. I broke into a restaurant's pantry. There was so much food there. And when I ate, I still felt hungry. So I ate more and more. I didn't want bread. But I kept on eating, hoping that it would fill the hunger. It never did... Can someone learn to live with hunger? Or was it a mistake to let me go…

  The boy crumpled the imaginary letter and discarded it. There was a certain catharsis, knowing these thoughts would never leave his mind.

male 849,860, female 732,422, cat 148,917, wolf 142,988, comic 55,026, bat 26,681, bird 22,760, fantasy 16,850, rat 15,484, text 9,084, ghost 6,179, nocturnal comic 145, nocturnal 137, verling 45, fenlyn 39, lysca 38, ecca 37, misgendering 2, feathra 2
Type: Comic
Published: 7 months ago
Rating: General

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7 months ago
WOW very very cool cant wait to read more
7 months ago
Thank you!
7 months ago
Nice use of Elian script with the sign!
7 months ago
Wait.... the double dots makes it something else....
7 months ago
I actually never hear of that before now. It certainly shares a boxyness with that writing. It's just my Nocturnal Script I use for all in universe writing.
6 months, 4 weeks ago
Oh cool, I'll have to use it sometime. Yea, at first I thought you were using Elian script with a weird mix of pigpen and dot cypher... Well, I'm at the very least pretty sure it's using a tictactoe format. Original ciphers are cool so I'm a fan no matter what you did. I'll probably take a moment later when I have a moment to build out a key just for fun. Have you ever read the Artemis Fowl books? There was a whole new alphabet that was pretty neat. I had a buddy who I would pass notes with using that alphabet. Made my middle school teachers pretty grumpy they couldn't read it out to the class. :D
6 months, 4 weeks ago
Coming home is always hard. Hope things work out for them! 😅
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