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Mon May 13, 2013, 11:52 PM

You hear the gunshots, and pray it is fireworks [View all]

Then you hear the sirens, and turn on the police scanner app on your smartphone and learn it isn't. One of your neighbors is dead, killed by her ex-boyfriend, upset that she broke up with him.

Or you get a text saying one of your coworkers won't be in because his wife was shot on Easter morning. Killed by the random gunfire of a piece of shit who was mad because he was bounced from a nightclub.

Or you sit in your office, waiting for customers, staring at the spot where a young man was killed because some teenager was shooting a rifle at nothing in particular, just for the fun of it. You look to your left and realize "I remember hearing on the police scanner when a body was found by that lake. You look to your right and realize "I remember reading about someone being killed in a robbery in front of that party store over there. And it strikes you, "I remember when someone was killed in in the party store behind me, and when the body was found behind the grocery store next to me".

Or you visit a friend and are told that one of your high school chums had killed himself, devastated because he came home from a trip to find the love of his life raped and murdered.

Every time it hits that close to you, it takes another chunk out of your soul. Your faith in humanity is decreased as you wonder, "How much closer will it get? When will a family member be next?"

Sorry to be so depressing. But sometimes you just have to let it out.

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FrodosPet May 2013 OP
nadinbrzezinski May 2013 #1
FrodosPet May 2013 #8
Sunlei May 2013 #2
Journeyman May 2013 #3
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Rowdyboy May 2013 #5
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DiverDave May 2013 #7
FrodosPet May 2013 #9