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Sacrifice – Me or You?
by Asena Lourenco
It needed to be stopped. The white sheen in the puddle evaporated as my foot touched the water. My thighs ached as I darted through the towering woods, my chest tightening with the burning pain of intense exercise. Longing pushed me on, determined to get there before it was too late. My hot breath reached out for oxygen as I slowed to a halt. A painful numbing sensation clouded my brain, I hated myself for letting someone else convince me to sin. Rolling rivulets of rain cascaded down my cheek, wading their way through my dripping eyelashes. Gradually, the faint conversations of the citizens of the nearby village became nearby screams. Oh lord. My head felt heavy with the knowledge of what the future of these people would bring. My eyes fell to the glistening water in front of me, the bright turquoises blending smoothly into dark blues as the water wobbled in the reflection of the night sky. My heart sank. This time, a different kind of liquid streamed down my cheek, another small reminder that what I did could never been undone. I needed to be stopped.
Fiction © Copyright Asena Lourenco
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More about Asena Lourenco:
She would like to be a teacher and writer when she grows up. She also loves cats and babies!