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Are we there yet?

illusions - Psychological micro fiction

By KodahPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 2 min read

The birds in the forest are the guardian angels watching over the brother and sister who ran away from an abusive household of hostility and invented security out of necessity.

While they sit under the tree, the birds chirp to awaken the siblings from their wildest dreams of catastrophic nightmares.

The sister is already awake. She always was, she has been fatigued for days.

She blinks in a dazed brain fog with an unclear sighting through her eyes.

Her eyes can't bear to open properly to see her brother's soft silky hair that has turned oily and bitter, resting on her lap.

She's now used to the tree bark spiking her back which keeps her up for hours, being fully self-aware of any interruptions from creatures.

"Are we there yet?"- Her brother wakes up.

"I couldn't tell you at this point."- She tilts her head downwards without moving her eyes.

"Come on get up, we must continue our journey." They both take their time to get on their feet.


"Do you even know where we are going?'- The brother slowly walks behind his sister holding her hand.

"No..."- She turns to glance at her brother. That glance changed her perception of what's real and what's not.

"Brother? You look so... skinny."- Her eyes attempt to comprehend what she's seeing.

"And Blue."- She adds.

"I think I'm just really, really tired. Come on, keep going."- He yawns, which is perceived as a deformed Picasso art in his sister's eyes.

She gags. "I don't feel too well." She faces forward and continues walking.

Moments after attempting to breathe out of calmness, an abrupt sound occurs behind her, which ways weighs her shoulder down. "Hey!" She turns around to her brother.

He was lying on the floor. He is still holding his sister's hand, but hopelessly lying on the mossy ground that is supporting his body.

His sister on the other hand let go of his hand and covered her mouth in disbelief. "BROTHER!" She kneels to the floor and tries to wake him up.

"How did you just die all of a sudden? Where did your body go? WHY IS IT JUST YOUR BONES LEFT!"

She heavily vomits in the nearby lake~


Authors Notes:

Thank you so much for reading! <3

As they escape/run away from their abusive household, she starts to lose her energy/vision/will and goes through stages of psychological illusions.

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Comments (12)

  • Muraliabout a month ago

    Such a tragic story of two siblings. It's so sad💔.

  • Priya P.about a month ago

    I feel so bad for the both of them 🥺 I hope they are ok!

  • Caroline Cravenabout a month ago

    Yikes. This is so creepy. Are you writing a follow up?

  • Kageno Hoshinoabout a month ago

    So calming

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    So upsetting!

  • Jade Losonabout a month ago

    For some reason, this was calming to read😂 The story was so smooth and flowy. Great work❤️

  • Lunaverseabout a month ago

    I want to see where this goes. Appealing ending!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Oh my, does that mean that he had already died and she was hallucinating the whole thing?

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Amazing work! Would absolutely love a continuation of this!

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Interesting. You've excellently done it.

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    I think she is a spirit watching as he dies; but forever know she is dead. Nice job!! Let there be only loved and happy children💕

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    This was super interesting! If there's more to this story, I'd love to read it!

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