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 - 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