Suicide no. 19: Would You?

Posted: February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized


Suicide no. 19: Would You?

–by Derek Alan Wilkinson

I don’t remember when it started. Before he jumped, some twenty years ago, my Grandpa used to say something like “This has been going on for too long now! Fifty years!”

I don’t know how it began, either. People just had some old-timey catchphrase, and someone put it to the test. I do know that it started in Death Valley; people threw themselves into its depths by the thousands. Cults started to form. The next thing you know, there were corpses littering the foothills of the Smokey Mountains, and as far away as Nepal. Then, every skyscraper in every major city had to be blocked off and barricaded to protect the people who roamed the streets below from falling bodies.

Pretty soon, and before you knew it, everyone was “jumping.”

Some did it because everyone close to them started in with…

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