Other people (Fragile Things week 3) by Neil Gaiman
"Time is fluid here," said the demon.
–Other people - Neil Gaiman
Hell is other people, so the saying goes. But in this story hell is pain and the life you’ve lived.Other people is another short short story. Just a couple of pages, so I won’t be writing much about it. It is one that you should read, but I doubt it’d be one you’d look forward to rereading.
There is nothing explicitly horrible in this story. Torture yes, but it isn’t described, so don’t think that this is any sort of torture-porn. Instead it is the emotional and mental torture that stand out. And of course made all the worse by the fact that it is the truth that is so painful.
I liked it. In a strange sort of a way.