Black-Blue

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I’m startled awake.  There are coarse, raised voices out on the deck.  Curious, I climb the stairs and see them, a man and woman, grappling, fighting over an unseen object.  The woman loses the struggle and slips over the railing with a chilling wail, a flash of white dropping into an infinite black-blue.

I close my eyes, but prolonged sleep is impossible.  She tiptoes through my dreams, leaving crimson footprints wherever she goes.

Someone’s fiddling with the lock.  I hear the cabin door creak open, heavy footfalls across the tiny room.  The bed is jostled, and I close my eyes more tightly, pretending, praying.

“I know you’re awake.”

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18 thoughts on “Black-Blue

  1. Wow, this story possesses an almost supernatural element about it the way it’s written. you’ve chosen some amazing phrases, “a flash of white dropping into an infinite black-blue” and “She tiptoes through my dreams, leaving crimson footprints wherever she goes.” They’re beautifully portrayed and your use of color here is spot-on!

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