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Into the Fire


By Mary HaynesPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
Into the Fire
Photo by Maxim Tajer on Unsplash

A cabin in the woods found.

Basic needs met, I relax.

Curtains drawn to block the light,

Darkness is my friend.

Exhausted, I sink on the cot.

Fatigue creeps over me.

Gripping the blanket tightly, I sleep.

Heat wafts over me.

I wake to smoke.

Jolting to my feet, I panic.

Keenly aware of danger, I move.

Lunging to the door, I pause.

My hand burns on the knob.

Navigating thru smoky darkness, I find the back door,

Open to a wall of flames,

Plumes reaching to the sky.

Quieting my fear, I leap!

Rolling, I hit the ground.

Standing there is my captor.

Trapped again!

Unholy words erupt from my mouth.

Victory is his.

With a cruel laugh, I am cuffed.

Xander wins again.

Yielding once more, I submit.

Zoning out, I succumb to his drugs.

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About the Creator

Mary Haynes

Mary Haynes splits her time between a romantic old sailboat in tropical waters and a beach home in Ontario. A wanderer, by fate, she embraces wherever she roams! Mary recently completed her first children’s book, “Who Ate My Peppers?”

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  • Babs Iverson4 months ago

    Wonderfully written!!! Loving it!!!

  • Abody N. Eiid4 months ago

    I really enjoyed reading that ❤️, and I hope you 'll read my stories and rate me on them because I care about your opinion🥰💝

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