The Last Word

When is it time to leave the island?

A crunchy, golden nugget of crispy chicken glistens on a shelf, its fried goodness ready for the taking. You eye it for a while, tears pooling in the corners of your eyes, as the full weight of what you could be leaving behind suddenly hits you in the stomach. How am I supposed to leave...

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