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Blood On Her Hands

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Taylor loved her sister. She did. But living with her mental illness wasn't always easy. Actually, it was never easy. Uniquely told by bouncing between the past and present life of a young woman named Taylor. Blood on Her Hands shows the difficulties and some of the everyday challenges that family members deal with while living with someone suffering from an illness. It reflects on the childhood struggles that both sisters faced and the strong feeling of sibling love. After a tragic event, and some horrible scares, Taylor learns that she has some dark buried feelings that need to be let out. Blood on Her Hands teaches immense forgiveness and patience in all aspects in life.

Drama / Other
4.5 2 reviews
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Chapter 1

I was exhausted. My eight hour work day felt like twenty. My feet felt like they were going to crack if I stood on them any longer and my back was aching so bad I wanted to cry.
I just wanted to make some food, change into some comfortable clothes and crash on the couch.

It was one of those days that just drains you, mentally and physically.
I would be happy when it was over.

But the day wasn't over yet. And it had other plans for me.
This day was going to produce a major change in my life.


I intended to make the rest of the evening into a better experience. I had changed into pajamas, big fluffy socks and one of my softest worn t-shirts.
I had a big, warm bowl of cheesy macaroni deliciousness on my T.V. tray, and was getting ready to watch a nonsense Netflix episode when I heard it.
Three hard knocks on the door.

My head turned toward the sound.
I hadn’t had anyone come to the apartment in, well, a long time.
I quickly concluded that it must be a salesman, and feeling slightly guilty, left the door unanswered. I didn’t need someone trying to sell me something I didn’t need and defiantly couldn’t afford.

I took a bite. Macaroni was a comfort food for me. And it was fairly cheap, which was a plus.
I let out a soft sigh of contentment as I swallowed the noodles and went for the next forkful.

I jumped as I heard knocking again. This time it was louder and a little more urgent sounding.
Whoever it was couldn’t take a hint.
I put down my fork and cautiously made my way to the door.
I slowly, slowly stretched up to my tiptoes just to be tall enough so that I could peek out of the window at the top of the door.

The glass was wavy and I couldn’t make out the face of whoever it was, but then the person banged on the door again and surprised me so much that I stumbled backwards from my peeking spot.

Whoever it was, I had to admire their persistence. Even if it was a little unnerving.

Then a familiar voice called out, “Taylor, if you’re home, could you open your door? Don’t ignore me please.”
I was taken back by this voice and the fact that it was coming from only the other side of my door.
It was the voice of my younger sister Sydney.
I hadn’t seen her in years.

From the other side of the door I could hear a loud sigh, then footsteps headed away from the door.
I snapped out of my surprised shock and frantically tried to unlock the door.
I flung the door open and yelled, “What the hell Syd!?”
Sydney spun around, smiled, and said, “Well it’s nice to see you too sis.”

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