Having grasped at much and taken hold of very little in this life, I had previous to my association with Heather, spent much time inventing personas many of which I found more comfortable to inhabit than the personage I felt destined to become as the culmination of my mounting failures.
Given to repeatedly nurturing desires I was provenly incapable of bringing to fruition, I sought out the endless companionship of those with which I was ill-suited at best, and as a result left behind me an insurmountable wake of loss and destruction- that is of course- until I met her.
The truth of the matter is, that it was I that reached out to Heather- knowing full well the magnitude of her deviances- not blinded by any of the mitigatable passions that might lend a shred of humanity, nor provide a ballast against which my future sins might be weighed.
There was a luminescence about her, something both otherworldly and provocatively innocent at the same time, a transcendence of the natural, both indescribable in terms of physicality, and abashedly not of the spirit world, yet something by which I became so entranced, I was rendered incapable of seeing anything else.
I truly believed the wellsprings of her passions capable of transforming me, that she could take the leavings of all my deficiencies, toss them about like well weighted balls in the hands of a juggler, reach into the prescribed space between them and withdraw- the man I could never be.
What it all boils down to is, it was Heather that made the whole thing work out the way it did, as if she hadn’t succeeded in awakening in me the depth of passion deemed necessary to destroy human life, I should have remained incapable- of serving as her executioner.
This twisted little composition is made up of six sentences each comprised of exactly 50 words. It is the offspring of the union of Denise’s Six Sentence Stories prompt, Reach, and the literary prompt provided by Debbie on 50 Word Thursdays, “It was Heather who had made the whole thing work.” – Death of a Gossip – by MC Beaton