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What’s it Feel Like?

What does love feel like?
You venture and live your life, until you happen upon a strange insect in the wild. You’ve heard tales of how this magical wild insect brings great happiness and good fortune. the insect promises you a life of joy, if you allow it to feast upon your flesh for the rest of your life. you agree blindly. the happiness hits like a tidal wave, crashing upon you and leaving you breathless as the insect nests underneath your flesh. sometimes these insects don’t come invited, and attach to an unwilling host. The heaps of joy are wonderful, but then you start feeling weak over time. The insect is a parasite, sucking out your nutrients day-and-night. It’s living hell. But you do not cut it out, for the happiness it has given you is far too good to give up. You can’t let it go. But your life is slowly drained, your skin pales from malnutrition. But you’re smiling, addicted to the drug that is the insect’s venom. It is too good to lose.

What does falling out of love feel like?
Falling out of love is a lot like cutting off a heavy load- breaking the chain to a ball on your ankle, being squeezed like a sponge. All of the grief and sorrow and burden is squished out of you, but at the same time, so are those few feelings of happiness love may have brought. After a parasite has been feasting off of you for so long, it can often leave you shriveled up and dry, sucked of all nutrients once it finally detaches. Sometimes this can be a positive thing, but sometimes not. There are upsides and downsides to these feelings.

by Bailey “Kit” Sansom or Ips666

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