In Hiding

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Clouds darkened, thunder struck and rain poured, it was a night I will remember all my life. I was a young child kissing my mom’s wounds as usual, never asking how she always hurt herself. It didn’t matter or so I wanted to believe.

I heard him knocking angrily and instead of opening, my mom dragged me out from the back door and asked me to hide. I could feel the dampness and smell of rotting rubble take over me. Inside I could hear them shouting and then something fell with a thud. I slowly came out thinking the worst was over but then I froze with the sound of gunfire. I ran back to my hiding, covered my ears and closed my eyes.

I never went inside that night and by morning the doors leading me inside were closed. I peeped from a window and saw a corpse. It was my father but I was numb. I was still numb when they arrested mom for his murder. I was numb. But I was numb when she cried in pain every night. It didn’t matter or so I wanted to believe.

It’s been years and I am still numb, still in hiding.

11 Comments Add yours

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  1. Ishita Gupta says:

    😭😫💔💔💔

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  2. Just Amazing!!😁😁

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    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  3. utahan15 says:

    numb
    left side
    far out
    shake
    home
    feelings baack~

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  4. Rageshree says:

    Heartbreaking yet powerful!💓

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  5. jollof says:

    I read this while listening to Handel – riveting, dark read.

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    1. Yamini says:

      There is beauty in darkness!

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