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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:
Asena Lourenco is 13 years old. She loves reading, playing Scottish traditional fiddle music on her violin, dancing, and martial arts as well as writing her own stories.
She would like to be a teacher and writer when she grows up. She also loves cats and babies!
A terrific story, I loved it.