The Taker

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


300 Word Flash Fiction.

Submitted: April 21, 2018

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She took the Axe with angry hands, chopping away. Hit after hit, strike after strike. Chipping pieces of her splitered heart into and out of her fury.

 

After Momma had tucked me in she asked, " Did you see that person outside, when you were walking home to me?"

"Yeah, mum, I saw."

"And, did you see the tree they were standing by?"

"Yeah, mum, I played in that tree all my life. Whats with all the questions anyhow ?"

"Well that person wasn't really there, I mean you saw them my dear child, however just like that tree, neither are real."

"Whatever do you mean?"

My snuggly covers feel rather uncomfortable at this point. My teddy offers no protection. My nightlight flickers.

"Well, you see when you were younger, you climbed up that tree and fell."

"Yes, I remember, their was a squirrel that was teasing me. So I chased after him."

"Uh huh, when you reached for his tail as he ran out across that branch that seemed strong, the tree decided to give way its limb,  its arm became broken off from its body. Do you understand?"

"Sort of. The tree lost a branch?"

"Yep. Except, you were on that branch, and you both came crashing down."

"Oh, I see. And, that person standing next to the tree?"

"That was me, remembering how playfully you once were."

"Okay, but I am still that way you know, Mum."

"Yes, but now you are asleep, and I am talking to in your dreams. I wish you'd wake up, but its okay. I will stand by that tree everyday until you wake."

After Momma tucked me in, she kept talking to me.

"Did you see that person outside, while you were walking home to me?"

Momma made me a new wooden bed.


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