Scent of Life

Scent of Life


The smell wafted under the door and enveloped her bed. It roused her from her phone screen with its intensity.



Love, and love abandoned.

Grief, deepest, heart wrenching grief.


The pressure of exams.

The intoxication of the work triumph.

It was all there. Around her. Over her. In her lungs. Breath after breath.

The door cracked, brightening her comforter. He padded in, careful not to trip. Two chocolate chip cookies on her favorite plate.