2​.​) Ω The Black Star [i]

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When the world had gotten too old and too evil and too polluted and too full of hate, we decided to do something about it, me and Billy and Joanna. We were gonna change things—that’s what Billy said—the three of us. I listened to him because I had always listened to him. He was my compass and my north star. He knew things about how to do things, and, what’s more, he did them. I was a little bit in love with him, I guess, if people like us could be in love. I know Joanna was. But, at the time, we didn’t think of it that way. We didn’t believe in love, we told ourselves, not anymore.

We had believed in love when we were children, but then we had grown up and seen the world and seen what went on. Then we had decided not to believe in love anymore and to believe only in ourselves.

In the town where we grew up, some kids at our school formed a gang and went around wearing black. They hated everything, they said. They believed that our world was hell and everyone was demons. We pretended to hate them like everyone, but secretly we admired them. We thought they stood for something, like they weren’t afraid to say things that everyone else was. Then, one day, two of them brought a gun to school and started shooting. They shot down people in the halls, people we knew. Then they ended up in the cafeteria and killed about thirty kids before the police killed them. We heard the shots from the library...

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from A Thousand Lifetimes in an Hour, released December 21, 2012

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