Hang Up Your Coat (Barlyle)
Humans are like water glasses. The water, that most elusive of things, is made of memories--people, events, words--all of them negative. Most glasses are only filled halfway. Some lucky ones only sustain a drop or two. And the most unlucky of us--the Edgar Allen Poes and Vincent Van Goghs--are filled all the way to the top.
But what happens, we wonder, when a glass overflows?
And the circus came crumbling down.
(collab fic with @melloneddy on Tumblr/AO3!)