I Hear Voices – Fighting the Fifth
Voice Week – I Hear Voices:
It’s the final day of voice week. (Not fair! I was having fun. -Stephanie, you must organise this again ) There has been a lot of creative entries, why don’t you pop on over to here and check them out. If you have missed out on my previous submissions, click here (voice 1), here (voice 2), here (voice 3) and here (voice 4). Here’s ‘voice 5′; my entry for today continues with ‘The Fight’.
UPDATED: I have amended the below text; therefore, if you receive email subscriptions please have a re-read so that you enjoy the piece as it should be. I edited late lastnight so it was not perfect, this morning I was not feeling great so I could not check it until now; I hope this does not inconvenience you too much.
(As always, there is a pdf document at the bottom of the post for those who may find this a difficult read.)
The Fight – Voice 5:
“Hit her, hit her” it encouraged.
My teeth crunched –I didn’t budge.
“Kill her” the voices said; they became two, three , four…
My fists clenched.
Her nails dug in deeper, skin pierced, lined, scarred, bleeding. It stung –my eyes, misty; I turned to leave; her fingers twisted my skin –my gut reacted as I spun around; my claws sliced her arm.
Did that just happen -or was that my messed up mind?
“Kill, kill, kill” the words swam in my head
‘Go away’ I wanted to scream, my eyes brimming; I ran up the stairs. I kicked it shut; it locked. With my feet I sunk into the floor, my scratched hands clawed my ears –the voices sang harder, louder into a deafening shriek.
“Sweetheart, are you alright?” her soft voice filtered through the chaos of my mind. “Please let me in.”
I crushed my eyes tight, my fists melting into the floor; I mustn’t open the door, I just can’t…
My skull found the door with a thump.
I mustn’t; not whilst they’re here, this strong; she’s safer on that side of the door…
So, that is the final voice for this fab-tastic challenge. What do you think of it? How does this voice differ from the last four voices (if any)? Do you have a favourite voice? Which one etched into your mind?
(I have not been able to pop by blogs and comment -still catching up with my family, I will do my best in the small pockets of free-time I have; I hope you can be patient with me.)
This is all from me for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with a Showcase Sketch (possibly an artwork or poetry -I can’t decide just yet; if you want to help me out, then by all means please feel free to let me know in the comments below).
As you already know, thoughts and comments are encouraged as always -even if it is just a word -as ‘all good discussions start with just one word‘.
Pdf document: I Hear Voices – Fighting the Fifth
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About the author: Creative from the word go, an artist at heart – writer, poet, photographer, blogger... I am currently working on my first novel Becoming – Mystical Realisations and I have also started some research for my novella (currently does not have a title). Read more from this author