Sunday, 23 September 2012

Tormented Teaser

Anna opened her mouth to say something, but no words came out. I looked over at Aiden, who was still standing back, too afraid to come anywhere near me. I didn’t blame him. I wanted to crawl out of my skin and get as far away from me as possible too.

The blood felt as if it were slowly seeping into my skin. I had to get it off. And the fastest way I could think to do that was to drench myself in a pool of water.

Unable to look at myself anymore, I closed my eyes and transported outside their house and into the lake. The ice-cold water pierced my skin, washing away all traces of what had happened upstairs. When I looked around, the water had turned a crimson red, and I felt as though I was right back to square one. Except the blood was all over me. Diluted yes, but still all over me.

I swam back towards the pier, trying to escape the bloodied water that surrounded me. By the time I had reached the metal ladder up to the pier, I was sure that I had escaped the blood. I climbed up the ladder and stepped onto the wooden planks.

Aiden was standing in front of me, holding a towel outstretched in his arms. “You know you could’ve just used another shower."