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Sister, The Hour After His Suicide

Published by DJAVAR | Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:47 PM


...her demon escaped... BR 100 word contest


Pale and fragile,
coiled like the dried out shell of a snail
on a murky green carpet,
the broken heap of her body
encircled her new fear.

On the floor,
I molded my body around hers,
entering her silence,
minutes passing unnoticed.

Then in a whisper,
her demon escaped,

"They don’t know,"

their children playing
in the front yard.

My words needing to travel
across the abyss he left her with,
I replied,

"We’ll tell them."



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Jacquolyn McMurray - Sunday, August 29, 2010 3:56 PM.


Way to pull the reader into a gut wrenching scene.