Deaths Release

She looked in the mirror, staring at someone she didn’t even recognize. Her blond hair faded to the color of ash because sun’s kiss had not touched it for months. Her once vivacious blue eyes were now lifeless and grey. Her once stunning curvaceous shape was racked by Ana into a skeleton. The lights were dim; the darkness was closing around her and was her only companion.
Staring at her reflection she saw the love of her life beside her. She turned her head, eyes watering, and he was gone. She backed away from the mirror and hated what she saw before her. She threw her fist at the mirror and broke the disgusting image with disdain. The glass shattered around her. Her knuckles bled but she could no longer feel any physical pain.
She took a large shard of glass and placed the reflection of her hate on her wrist. She drew it across her skin. Blood seeped from the tiny cut in rivers of red release. She missed the vein, and where many would regret what they had done, she saw a failure. She did it again lower this time, making sure to hit the life line inside of her. She could not feel the pain as the rivulets flowed which is what scared her the most.
She sat on the floor and laid down feeling faint. A song played in the background. It was their song, “Breathing” and a blast of memories flashed before her metaphysical eyes. She saw the dark brown eyes before her, the brown silky hair, and strong arms from working days. She remembered the feeling of safety when he held her the first time. She remembered the touch of his lips as they kissed for the first time. The first time they made love brought feelings towards her core as they came together as one person and one soul. When he had broken her she had cried, but he held her closely. His arms were a comfort to her and that night she had lost her precious virginity to a man she loved, and she was no longer a child, but had died along with him.
A nightmarish memory creeped its way inside of her happiness likes a spider on a wall. It was midnight and they were coming home from their friend’s party. It was storming. Raid was coming down in sheets, making it difficult to see the road. Random strands of lightning danced across the sky. They were arguing, and suddenly she was crushed by the pain of her seatbelt. Another car had crashed head on into their car. He wasn’t wearing his seat belt… she saw him fly out the window as if in slow motion. She climbed out of the car, amazingly unharmed and ran to him His skin was drug along the cement leaving his features barely recognizable. The only thing she could really see at that point was his eyes. They were still bright, caring, and full of love, but now fear was covering them. He gave her a slight smile and tried to speak, but his body failed him.
She sat holding his body until the ambulance came. She couldn’t let him go, and she still couldn’t. Her mind shot back to the present, and she now lay on the floor surrounded by blood She hated herself and the fact that she had walked away unharmed while he gave his life to the wind. She took the piece of glass and held it above her stomach. Tears ran down her face as she repeatedly stabbed her inner self. Her final tears were not of pain, but of joy. She was escaping her hell on earth. She breathed her last breath, gave a slight final smile, and tried to speak, but her body failed. She had escaped the hell around her, but mostly she had escaped the hell inside of herself. If only she had known a piece of him was still inside of her, growing, bringing those brown eyes back into the world. She died, along with her only link to her husband.

Deaths Release

Amanda McGreck

Schofield, United States

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This is a rather dark story that I wrote when I was 16, which was five years ago. As I read through it I made some changes along with changing the ending. I am not particularly proud of this, but I am trying to get back that imaginary spark that faded along time ago. I am hoping that by editing and posting old writing, I might be able to gain that light back.

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