Entry 104: Behind The Scythe #1: Sara

Everyone dies

Do you understand how many I see die in a day?

Thousands I process easily in that time span

Time is against any living thing

Do you know what it’s like to take a soul to another place?

I’m not talking about the paperwork and all

I’ll give you an example

Today I had to take a 3 year old away from his family

Car crash, semi impact

By some miracle if you can call it that, the parents survived

The kid however didn’t

In an instant all their life’s pride taken away

An innocent child had to come away with me

People fear death, this is likely why

We Reapers are constantly walking by the side

Of those about to die

This gig, it is something you are chosen to do

Long before Death assigns a Reaper to you

There are a variety of reasons someone is chosen

Many train while still alive so that when they die

They will be ready to join our ranks

Those training walk among you

This happens in all realities

They can be your neighbor, your best friend

Most live a life that brings them constant travel

Some start before they realize they are training

All Reaper recruits know what they are destined to be before Death

They often meet the Reaper who will take their soul

Long before the bell of Death tolls for them

It can be a pretty scary thing

Usually you first find out through an NDE

Though sometimes, we simply come before you

Other times we explain things in your dreams

I remember when I first met the soul I’m training

I won’t reveal names but let’s just say our first meeting

It was quite and electrifying experience

I’m pretty sure I was charmed then

I thought to myself this soul is going to make an excellent Reaper someday

Unfortunately that means a life time of being around and witnessing Death

We all go through that again and again…

Some grow numb to the pain associated with the job

I personally never could

Every soul I take I treat as though they are my own family

We are supposed to be impartial to sins they’ve committed

After all we don’t pass down their sentencing or decide where they go next

We are simply there to escort them

Taking the souls of the damned to where we are told to take them next

I’ll explain sometime everything about how we get those orders

For now, live every day as though it were your last

Cherish every soul you love and care about

Someday a Reaper will come for you or your family too

Hopefully you won’t wind up in Black Winter

If you do though, find me at the bar and let’s talk

My name is Sara and I’m one of many Reapers

Maybe I’ll see you soon…

-Behind The Scythe #1: Sara-

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10 thoughts on “Entry 104: Behind The Scythe #1: Sara

    • I’m very glad you enjoyed this Entry. Yeah, Sara is a very sweet & understanding soul. I suppose you don’t get too many of those wandering through a place like Black Winter…or other realities. πŸ˜‰

      One might say Reapers feel they get a very bad rep, for simply doing their jobs.

      Thank you for reading Mia. You know I always look forward to your thoughts on anything I write.

      I hope you have an amazing night and a beautiful Wednesday.

      Cheers! ^_^

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      • You’re very welcome. I did like it very much, such an interesting spin on a profession that does get a bad rap. But hey, someone’s got to do it. πŸ™‚ Have you watched any of the series, “American Horror Story”? I forget which season, I like how the Reaper is portrayed. Thank you for the kind wishes, likewise wishing the same for you. πŸ™‚

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      • I’ve only ever seen the 1st seasons of American Horror Story which I’m presently (and very slowly) rewatching. After we move, I plan on getting back into catching up on shows etc.

        I liked season 1 enough to watch the others. I look forward to it actually.

        No worries on the well wishes. I like it when people are happy and can smile, even if they find that happiness in the darker side of things. (DISCLAIMER: My writing or some other outlet that isn’t depraved murder in reality)

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