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There was fire in his eyes
and screams of agony in his ears.
His hands were numb
and the space between his ears -- only static.
He did not have the mind to take stock
of what he had caused.
All he could see was the blood that soaked
his sisters sunny shirt,
and the teddy bear held in her pale fingers
with black eyes that stared back.
And his mother...his mother.
There was a sudden agonized roar that filled the thick air
as he looked down at the body that was no longer moving --
Yet he was still squeezing.
His throat felt torn and tears tried to cool his cheeks.
Above the noise and agony and crimson painting the floor,
he heard short gasps
and then every breath turned into his name.
“Momma.” The boy’s lips seemed to move of their own accord.
Derek’s fingers finally decided to loosen their grip
and he followed her faint, melodic voice --
a voice that used to sing to him at bedtime
and laugh at all his jokes.
As he found her in the rubble of the fallen china cabinet,
her lips pasted on a smile and her eyes watered with pain.
“Momma. I got him. You can stop crying now.”
“Oh sweetie, your momma will be okay. Just promise me you’ll look after Sarah for me.”
She was standing
in their fathers blood.
a fire sparked in Derek’s eyes once again,
but his mothers voice gave him the chills.
“Don’t be that way. Don’t be your father.”
There was a fierce promise in his voice.
Derek stood on shaky knees
and went to collect his sister
with his gentle embrace
“Sarah,” he whispered in her ear,
“Say good-bye to Mommy. Say you love her.”
Sarah’s fear caused her to act on autopilot
as she repeated her brothers words.
Both children gave their dying mother
And as they heard sirens
both children knew
she was gone.
maewilde25: I am so in love with this story!!! captivated me till the very end, there wasn't a dull moment. Didn't particularly enjoy the lay out and some bits of info was missing along with how a 21 year old man amassed so much wealth that needed to be explained other than that and a few spelling errors, th...
Charlie_8472: Recommended to me by a friend, I thought I'd give this a read. As a hobbyist blacksmith, the blurb certainly caught my attention. I found the sentence about them drinking, dancing and fighting a strange combination of activities, perhaps a reflection of the writer’s personality and humour. Howeve...
genlynne2379: I read the other review of this book and I must say that I disagree with it wholeheartedly. I do not believe the author put the apostrophes in the names just to be unique, but because the characters are supposedly of a different race than humans. They are Anmah. They should have different names a...
Erin Crowley: The concept here is really strong, but the execution is definitely lacking. Tenses, grammar, etc are all off, with at least one or more errors per 'Page' on my phone. The writing style is almost broken- sentences move into each other awkwardly, and are filled with an excess of "filler words", lik...
Bri Hoffer: I couldn't put it down!! The characters are all incredibly likable, and it's so descriptive you can see, smell, and feel thier surroundings. Great story, and very well written. I cannot wait for follow up stories. there were a few grammatical errors, but nothing that I could move right over.
Alex Rushmer: This was not what I expected, but I enjoyed it a lot Malfoy was always one of the characters that I liked a lot, so I like that a lot of this happens between him and Colette. I read the first couple chapters, and I enjoyed your writing style and am excited to see where you take this story. My com...
Sara Grover: Being that this is your first story and I assume first draft, a lot of little mistakes are common, we all have made them; little things like your instead of you're, missed capitalization, missing punctuation, etc. As for the plot, I have a lot of questions and I did leave comments on certain sect...
ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...
Kevin Brand: My overall rating: 4.8/5 starsLoved. Every. Second. Everytime I came back to continue reading I got this overwhelming feeling of getting hooked on the first sentence... Over and over and again!The only things that were missing for me include more descriptions on what happens when Reuben touches s...
Hali McGowan: when will the third book be done? I am absolutely hooked. I red the first two books within less than a week. I'm itching for the third one. The plotline is absolutely wonderful. I've never been much for sci-fi ish books. but you've got me hooked on this series