• Guest Contributors,  Path of Death

    Day 4: The Quilted Savior

    Written by Shane O’Neill   In the Fall of 8th grade, my Pop Pop died. That’s not uncommon, aging kills. But I hurt. Someone responsible for my life stopped living. The cold outside worked its way into me. That same month, that same cold Fall, my aunt died. She decided that life was too hard. She hoped there was something better in death and decided to find out. I think she just wanted the hurt to stop. She tasted the gun barrel and forever went away. I knew something was wrong here; does it get so hard that stopping is better? There were people left behind. They hurt. They hurt.…