Darkness Before Dawn - 2Darkness Before Dawn - 26 years ago in General Fiction
Wake up sleepy head, Courtney whispered into Duncans ear. He moaned and rolled over. You have to get up honey, your breakfast is getting cold.
Duncan instantly shot up out of the bed upon hearing the word food, but he almost collapsed when he stood up. His ripped up ankles could not support him without an unholy amount of pain.
Courtney gasped and got up, and ran around the bed to help him up. D-Duncan, are you okay? she asked, looking at his ankles with disgust. He nodded slowly as he worked himself back up. He could not stand himself up without holding onto something.
Here Duncan, lean on me so you can get to the kitchen and sit down. Courtney offered, and he quickly complied, allowing her to walk him slowly into the kitchen.
Duncan went into his plate of eggs, bacon and sausage as though he had not eaten in weeks. He had been food deprived for nearly 24 hours and at this point was ready to eat anything. T-thank
darkest before the dawnlike a skiff adrift on the deep,darkest before the dawn7 years ago in Free Verse
she finds herself buffeted by
winds too harsh, waves of
memory too cold
voices from the past
threaten to swallow
but she has
the power to
silence the demons
to lay them low
when she slides toward
the shore and finds that
she is not alone as
waiting hands reach
out, eager to bring
Darkness Before Dawn - 4"Oh, hey Courtney! It's been a while, eh?," Gwen seemed thrilled to hear from Courtney, "So, what's going on with you?"Darkness Before Dawn - 46 years ago in General Fiction
"Oh, Gwen...I'm not sure...Do you think you could come over? I need to speak with you, and I think you need to see for yourself." Courtney was shaking while studdering theat sentence. She was afraid that Gwen wouldn't understand, or maybe not even help. After the fight they had months ago, she wasn't sure. But, she was willing to give her a chance. "That is, if you remember where we live."
Gwen gave a small chuckle. "Of course. I'll be over right away."
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The single streetlight gave a dim light to the night sky, and it was enough lighting for Gwen to see her way, but the rainfall made it a bit more difficult.
' Well, at least I get to see Courtney and Duncan again...,' Gwen thought to herself.
Gwen noticed a skinny, shadowed figure half a block down. She squinted, trying to make out what, or who, that was. The figure must have spotted her, because it made a
Darkness Before Dawn - 5Duncan nibbled on some toast very slowly as he watched Courtney clean the kitchen up. His captivating blue eyes which once sparkled with spirit were now dull and weak as he watched his fiancé, his hands shaking nervously. Duncan, you seem more uneasy than usual today. Whats wrong honey? Courtney asked when she noticed him. Duncan blinked, dropping the bread at the sound of her voice as it scared him. N nothing he mumbled, shakily picking the toast back up. Courtney eyed him.Darkness Before Dawn - 56 years ago in General Fiction
D-Duncan, are you okay? She looked him straight in the eye, setting down the duster she had been cleaning the cabinets with. Duncan stared at his plate as he spoke.
G-Gwen was here wasnt she? I heard you g-guys talk. She w-wont help me. Because she wants to hurt me too
Courtney stared at him, heartbroken.
No, no honey! She doesnt want to hurt you She whined, shaking her head as she walked over to him.
Darkness Before Dawn - 1Darkness Before Dawn - 16 years ago in General Fiction
Duncan limped up the stairs to his front door. It was late, probably close to 3 AM. Luckily, it had come a downpour and he found walking through the deep puddles in ditches soothed his ankles.
He slowly opened the door. It was not locked. That told him that Courtney was still awake, wondering where he was He could just picture her right now. Doubled over on the couch, watching the door with a cross in her hands, sobbing uncontrollably. The image hurt him. It made his heart ache and caused his wounds to sting even more than they previously had.
He turned the knob with a painful moan, as his wrists were torn down and, he knew that there was probably no skin left on them. He stepped inside, drenched. He looked around, no sign of Courtney.
And then, as if a siren had gone off to alert his arrival, Courtney came bounding around the corner like a raged bull. She had a tight tank top on which made her belly stand out more than usual, and her face was red and tear stained and she looked