Jake Cross Can’t Live Another Day Without Her

Seven billion people dead; yet his selfish heart only mourned for one.

The distraught figure dragged his body to the ledge of the mountaintop, as if he alone towed the burdens of a dying planet. He looked down on the futuristic metropolis constructed over the ashes of mankind. The alien city with its pale glass structures resembled a crystal cemetery of broken dreams.

Clutching the last remaining evidence that humans once inhabited the Earth, he groaned.

Through misty eyes, Jake Cross admired a photograph of his wife Lisa. His heart pounded against his ribs like a relentless bill collector at the door. Intolerable emptiness grew inside him like a cancerous black hole, eating away at his brittle psyche, devouring his aching soul.

He pressed the photo against his heaving chest as if her image could wipe away his pain.

Who better to console him? Lisa always neutralized his sorrows with a smile or warm embrace. Wiping the moisture from his eyes, a warm breeze caressed his skin reminding him of her gentle touch. He trembled like a virgin relishing her first kiss. Would he eventually forget the sound of her soft voice?

Jake couldn’t live like this. Earth without Lisa would be as cold and desolate as Pluto. He vowed to search for her. He needed to know if she survived. A horrifying thought crept into his mind like a swarm of stampeding centipedes. What if she suffered the same fate as the seven billion others?

He rubbed the photo against his chest with violent motions like an irritated student hoping to erase an error from a page. He preferred to cling to diminishing hope because the alternative…..

Jake shut his moist brown eyes.

It would be easier to stop breathing than to live another day without her.

  • – Jake Cross is the main character of my manuscript/screenplay Paradox.

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152 thoughts on “Jake Cross Can’t Live Another Day Without Her

  1. Oh my God!! How much crazy character in your manuskript, yoi have created.so much tearful feelings.if everybody may become like Jake Cross,then name of love will be infamous.is it not?he don’t know that after death,LISA’s soul is with her.dear dew!! Can you improve in your manuscript in positive way?the love never learn to loose after death of beloved.Jake can distribute his restlessness among the humans by helping.then he feels what is real meaning of love.your poem is most sensitive.wordings are so much attractive”to night moon arrived without her,no phenomenon on this earth no in heaven……..”yeah.pain of the love is incurable. You are writing so much interesting manuscript on which a unforgotten movie if anyone make then it will be super duper hit and most popular,my dear friend!!🌹

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