My Soul to Keep

The tears blinded me as I looked into the rearview mirror. My reflection through the haze of mist and pain was that of a red-eyed monster with wild blonde hair. The car forced me to pullover. The door hinge screeched in protest as I pushed the door open. A dirt devil whirled around me and lashed my skin, then disappeared into the sky. My tongue tasted dirt and salt. Anger welled, the monster rose, and I kicked the front tire and beat on the...

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Excerpt from My Soul to Keep

Running away from the hand of God, I sprinted the short distance home and held onto my wounds tightly to stop them from bleeding. Finally, I fell onto my porch, the blood oozed between my fingers and onto the planks of wood. The tink, tink sound of blood pouring into metal echoed in my ears and drowned out the chirping of the spring birds. Reaching for the doorknob, my sunbaked skin had become white as snow. The blood had completely...

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An Excerpt in My Soul to Keep

The miles skidded underneath the car till I stopped at the spot of my dark transformation. The door creaked an old familiar song as I stepped out into the sand. The scenery was a panoramic view of still deep cobalt blue mountains against a light azure sky. A child’s giggle broke the silence as I looked to see a young girl with ash blonde hair running from her father. He caught her, scooped her up in his arms, and hugged her close. The wind...

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