At first, I thought my scars were the reason why he’d changed.
The floorboard by the bed creaks. Soft footfall moves away, growing quieter and quieter until… Another creak. This one is more of a groan. A throaty groan that means they are at the door. There’s a hole there, maybe. A big hole that has since been hidden by wood. That’s why the creak sounds like … Continue reading Pretending To Sleep
The heat clung to my throat, suffocating me, and the fear…
You’re always saying I should have more confidence.
Thick fingers grip my throat.
“I’m going to find you and smash your skull in.” The call ended with a clatter. She didn’t have time to process what happened. The next customer was fed through the telephone and the call process started again.