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What Matters When the Journey Ends

A short story

Photo by Lionel HESRY on Unsplash

There are things you don’t notice until they’re gone, and then their absence takes up more of your thoughts than their presence ever did. When the engine shut down most people said they couldn’t tell the difference, but I think they were just trying to hide how scared they were.

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Maria Shimizu Christensen

Maria Shimizu Christensen

Writer. Maker. Featured in Medium’s 2021 list of Stories That Started Conversations. I write about life. https://www.mariashimizuchristensen.com