The Stuff of Nightmares – Excerpt No. 8

It felt like being trapped under ice. Every word was elongated, muffled, and faint. Under the water, she was safe from all that pain and sorrow, but she needed to break through eventually or drown.

Julia recoiled as he touched her shoulder. She jumped out of the truck and ran off towards what was once her home.

“Julia!” he called out.

She needed to dive deeper, farther away from the world that spurned her. Better off under the ice, hidden from the world than left up there to face it.

Image of a rock protruding from a frozen lake, with visible cracks in the ice. Source
Disclaimer: This excerpt from Dark Hearts is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth. The image is sourced from Pixabay.


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