Abysmal

Anyone could see she was in serious trouble, but she’d been ignored before.
Brandishing a knife like that should have set off alarm bells.
Years of abuse and resentment came flying out unchecked.
Screaming as she attacked her attacker, he went down in a mass of blood.
Manacles were applied to her wrists, but they were too late, the damage was done.
Afterwards, she sat serene and quiet, staring straight ahead, completely unfazed.
Later at the trial it came to light of his abysmal treatment of her. But she had the last word.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Abysmal

  1. That’s a nightmare for me tonight.

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Excellent take on the prompt! You managed to express a very sad situation and background in 93 words! I’m impressed!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I like this and it’s so true , glad she had the last word 💜

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