Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Entry #78

Fear
by FunkyMunky


I used to love these woods. As a child, I'd spend hours playing hide and seek here.

But tonight, I daren't think of those times. I was innocent then.

The night is black and still. I'm pushed hard against a tree, my nose squashed into the bark and rough hands are pawing at my flesh. My discarded underwear lies in a heap on the uneven ground at my feet and my mouth is sore and dry from the constant effort of screaming.

"Help me" I try to yell, but my voice is muffled. Nobody hears my futile cries.

"Shut up." He yells.

His fingers become more insistent. Prodding. Poking and his breath smells of cigarettes and cheap whiskey. Bile rises in my throat.

I begin to sob. Silent tears fall. Their saltiness stings my lips as they hit the open wounds he's inflicted there. I want to die.

"Stop right there!" A sweet masculine voice shouts in the darkness. I see a beam of light in the darkness and a torch shines into my face. Pushing my hands up to shield my eyes, I take advantage of my tormentor's uncertainty and move slowly away from the tree.

My saviour speaks again. "What's going on here?" He turns to me and despite my pain I feel the beginnings of an erection. I can't believe he's actually here.

Crouching on the floor, his dark eyes boring into mine, I smirk at the broken man who is my father. It's over now.

13 comments:

angel said...

ooooh... very chilling! nice twist!

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Chilling - and desperately sad. Very well done.

JLB said...

Thank goodness for our heroines and heroes - there has to be a window of light.

Perhaps, rather than Fear, this piece might be more appropriately titled, Salvation?

JLB

briliantdonkey said...

Disturbing, and well written. Great twist towards the end.

BD

Ann Ostrander said...

I am a bit confused by this one. Maybe I don't want to see the truth?

Victor J. Banis said...

gritty - and sadly realistic. I've know these people

FunkyMunky said...

Thank you so much everyone. I only saw the competition yesterday and just knew I had to enter!! It was a bit of a dash, but I'm glad I did it now!! Thanks again.

onipar said...

Powerful. Well done.

-Anthony

SzélsőFa said...

Ouch.

SzélsőFa said...

of course, the above comment was a compliment...

c.s. said...

oh so sad, and so true it's happening everywhere! well written, this one!

Bernita said...

Except for the word "smirk", somehow, very satisfactory.

jason evans said...

The scene of the assault is well described. I could imagine the pressure of him.