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The Broken Barriers
by Asena Lourenco
The glass wept for mercy as sweaty fingertips clung on for life.
The translucent barrier tempted me with a peek at what it held within but with enough protection to conceal the villain hidden.
The white streaks of light were fighting a losing battle as the night swallowed it whole. Muffled screams rang through my ears.
Sharp, but quiet, as if it were through a broken telephone.
My head rested against the ruins of a wall.
A warm thick substance tickled my bare toes, as my eyes darted to confront this unwelcome guest.
A shriek sounded from behind the bolted door, synchronised with my own.
Fragments of red glass scattered across the floor as a fist of the same pigmentation appeared through the opening.
The deafening beat from my chest stopped as my brain blanked.
My shoulder hit the concrete with a thud as my vision closed off.
Fiction © Copyright Asena Lourenco
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More about Asena Lourenco:
She would like to be a teacher and writer when she grows up. She also loves cats and babies!