A DAMNED SOUL SKULKS HIS ASS OUT THE DOOR STRAIGHT INTO A CITY BUS

Justin A. Clark

**trigger warning: suicide**



DRAMATIS PERSONAE



GOD, a nonexistent, or at least apathetic, entity


MYSELF, a damned soul


A CIGARETTE, the last thing to grace my lips


LUCA, my son, the only thing that mattered



BUS DRIVER, the first variable in the means of escape


THE BUS, the second variable in the means of escape



FIRST STEP, the love left behind


SECOND STEP, the dreams unfulfilled


FINAL STEP, the guilty farewell



Scene. Indiana. Probably sooner than you think.



PROLOGUE.


A shitty, old house in the center of town.

About the Author

Justin Clark is a single father. He has an Associates of Science in History and an Associates of Art in Philosophy. His work has been featured in The Tecumseh Review and Southchild Lit.