This Won’t Hurt – R. Tilly


My room is dark.

The only thing giving off any light is the tip of my cigarette as I take drag after drag.

In the background, I have music playing.

This will be my last night. Acting tonight I won’t have to listen to their words anymore. I won’t have to be the target for their ridicule.

After tonight I won’t be anyone’s problem anymore.

I look at the gun in front of me on the table. It’s so dark that I can only barely make it out. But it’s there. I know it’s there.

A bullet. That’s the only thing I deserve.

I put the cigarette out as the music stops playing.

The record is over.

Soon everything will be over.

I grab the gun and put it in my mouth.

This won’t hurt.


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