Friday, June 13, 2014

TORMENTED… A Vignette

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TORMENTED… A Vignette by Ula Grace
I remember that night, that night of sorrow.
I am responsible for what happened to them. I hear her voice in my thoughts, during my nights.
I hear all of their voices. They torment me. Their words accusing, all except hers.
They blame me for it all. I have no escape. Everyone is gone, those who survived left after that night. I’m alone, wandering this darkened, silent house in search of some escape from this torment.
I see her walking in the halls, our grandmother’s nightgown draped over her thin shoulders, the back trailing on the floor like the train on a wedding dress. My little sister, only six years old when her life was ended. I see her open her mouth, and read my name on her lips… Caleb. It seems to take a lifetime for the sound to reach my ears, and when it does, its distant, a shadow of her voice. She’s searching for me. I try to tell her that it’s all right, that I’m here. But all I hear is silence, where my voice should fill the emptiness with comforting words. I reach out to stroke her hair and pull her into my embrace. But then she’s gone, as if she never existed, ever walked this Earth. Leaving a trail of tiny footprints behind her as she walks.
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Guest Author Ula Grace
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Ula Grace is a frequent contributor to TedBook.
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Photo of the little girl is on the cover of Ransom Riggs’ novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children   
Of course I bought the book… after I read it, I’ll give it to UlaG.
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THIS STORY IS FEATURED ON THIS WEEK’S MOONSHINE GRID AT YEAHWRITE.COM

6 comments:

  1. Dang. Had to read this when I am home alone. YIKES!!!!

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  2. I love this awesome ghost story you crafted. Amazing! ♥

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  3. I love this awesome ghost story you crafted. Amazing! ♥

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  4. She is a talented one, isn't she Ted?

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  5. Great filler amongst the lines of my antagonist Frank from "Stitched in Silence".;)

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