Tansy Undercrypt
Author, Illustrator, Purveyor of Doom & Whimsy


December 31st 2013 in Microfiction

The Life Bar opened its opulent doors to the street, glowing with light and pulsing with music. Golden glitter blew gently onto the walkway outside. The placard in front read: “All are welcome! DJ Memories is here to spin the hits one last and final time, while Honesty and Wisdom are standing by to serve you in style. An expanded menu of our legendary cocktails – called Answers – is available (mixed by none other than Courage himself), so get the ones you are seeking … FREE OF CHARGE! Open for as long as we care to be; for those brave enough to truly live, time is of no consequence!” An eager crowd formed at the edge of the street staring longingly inside, but only a few were brave enough to enter.

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