Slamming her head into the window, he hears it shatter with a resounding crack. “Look what you made me do? You think I’m made of money, huh?” She cringes as his boot comes up, landing in her gut. Gasping for air, spitting up blood and the remains of her meal, she reaches for a piece of the cracked glass; stumbling and unsteady. “What? You gonna stab me now? F’ing tramp!” She drops the sliver, tries to apologize, but the rage in his eyes is beyond reason. She curls in on herself to protect her already battered body. Instead of the expected kick, he slams his elbows down onto her bent neck. The crunch of bone is unmistakable.
© Copyright 2014 Nina D’Arcangela. All Rights Reserved.Welcome to my April AtoZ Blog Challenge post! I hope you enjoyed my ramble, and come back for more! Don’t forget to visit the other bloggers participating by clicking on the badge to the right, or simply using this link. :}
April 12th, 2014 at 11:21 am
Your imagery is amazing.
April 12th, 2014 at 6:17 pm
Thank you! Most of what I write is to provoke an emotion, not to tell a tale – so I will take that as the highest compliment! *gracefully bows to curtsey* 🙂
April 12th, 2014 at 2:49 pm
I heard that last slam all the way here. You are very versatile writer
April 12th, 2014 at 6:23 pm
Thanks, Sue! The only goal I had for AtoZ was to try and maintain a single voice throughout, but at that, I have failed… though I’m not sorry for it. There are many voices scurrying around in here, I just need to sort and cage them! (but don’t count on it ever happening, I’m not!) And much like the comment above, I take it as a very cherished complement! *falls over while curtsying* ;]
April 12th, 2014 at 11:32 pm
yeah I can’t curtsy either lol
April 13th, 2014 at 11:05 am
April 12th, 2014 at 4:57 pm
Now I have the shivers. : )
April 12th, 2014 at 6:32 pm
This one was a little direct with almost no finesse – though some of what I wrote last year was harsher.
Thanks for reading! 🙂
April 13th, 2014 at 2:04 pm
Aah, no need to mince words; KICK is killer!! Loved it, Nina!!! 🙂
April 13th, 2014 at 3:57 pm
Thanks, Joe! Killer is exactly what it is!!! 😉
April 13th, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Great little piece of misery and murder! Good job!
May 20th, 2014 at 3:04 pm
Thanks, Julie! Quick, to the point, and effective. 🙂