The Wailing Satellite

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Literary Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 2 (v.1) - The Resolution

Submitted: August 13, 2019

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2. The Resolution
 
In a rocking chair I sat, swinging and rolling in a rhythm like a helpless old granny. 
 
My eyes stared at a celling where two human figures of shadows were dancing.
 
No, it wasn't a tango or a waltz. It was more like a boxing or a Sumo wrestling. 
 
"You are a fucking bitch!" The man with a woman lying beneath him swore loud. 
 
His hand raised high for another punch, fist aiming at the most fragile part to land.
 
Thump! "Ugh! Please leave me alone! You hog!" She curled up her body to defend.  
 
"You are a slut, but juicy! Way too juicy to have your belly swelled up again!" Bang! 
 
Two shadows untangled and parted. The door squeaked as the man walked out. 
 
Inside, silence pursued. The shadow on the celling was now alone, but motionless. 
 
Climbing out of my rocking chair as a hiding spot, I walked up to her and asked, 
 
"Mommy, why are tears salty?" With effort, I unfurled my swollen eyes and queried. 
 
Faintly, her head turned! “Because you are alive.” She smiled, then away she drifted. 
 
Some trickles of sparkling tears were flowing down her face like little milky ways. 
 
I wiped her tears and tasted them. Salty were her tears. But barely did she look alive.
 
Down her body I looked and witnessed a scene I did abhor! Despite none the first I saw.
 
From her naked thighs, dripping also many streams of her blood and another soul.
 
It was thirteen after twelve of a midnight. A smell of death permeated the room.
 
A vengeance socked through my two-year-olds eyes. A heart of no mercy throbbed. 
 
Under my trembling feet,
 
A necklace of metal cross I stepped.
 
Who and why I deeply wondered.
 
A resolution to find out had founded. 
 
 


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