As the Angel Cried.

Anna felt a presence with her as she walked to school that day. She couldn’t explain it, but she knew it was there. She looked at her tattered clothing, torn and stained from this mornings beating. She thought about it as she walked, wondering what she had done that was so terrible.

The Angel watched all of this mornings activities, with tears in her eyes, knowing what was to come. She had put her hands on the girls shoulders, hoping that she would know that she had an angel. She couldn’t just appear, it was against the rules.

She had gotten up this morning and went about the daily routine of getting ready for school. Having taken her shower the night before, she brushed her hair into a neat pony tail and put on her new dress. It was pretty and purple and she could not wait to show it off to her friends.

After getting dressed, she went down into the kitchen to eat her breakfast. Then she stopped. It was eggs. He knew she was allergic to eggs. She told him this once more as she pushed the plate aside and just ate her toast. That is when her father snapped. He slapped her for being insubordinate and correcting him. Then he just kept hitting her. It seemed he would go on forever. Then suddenly he stopped. She had not realized that she gripped her fork in her hand. She looked, and saw the blood streaming from his eyes. She had done it, she had hurt him so terribly.

As the Angel walked with her this morning, she knew the girl would be heartbroken to know that she had killed her father. She cried for her, seeing the bruised and broken girl in the bloodstained dress. She knew that the girl would be taken away. She was 14 after all.

If only she had not put the fork into the girls hand. Though she knew it would be in self defense for the girl to hurt him, she had regretted the moment she had done it. The police came and took her away as the Angel cried. Then the rain began to fall.

As the Angel Cried.


North Vernon, United States

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contest entry. About an Angel and bad choices.

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