STRANGER IN THE MIRROR

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Short Story|Tags: |

I had a restless night.I’m being plagued by her. She won’t let me sleep. She keeps on calling out for me. She needs my help. She needs to be saved. I don’t know what to do, I tried to reach out but I can’t. I tried to speak but no words came out. Tried to move but my legs were stuck on something I couldn’t see.I’m so tired, so weak and I need to sleep. I toss and turn and then he holds me, murmurs that I will be fine. He holds me tight till I fall asleep again. I fall into a dreamless sleep, and she is gone. Her face haunts me no more. No more cries or pleas.  I’m glad. I snuggle closer to him and drift off.Grrrrrr.  Grrrrrrrrrrr.Oh crap, the alarm is so loud. I have to wake up.I open my eyes and he is not there. I try to stifle a yawn but it comes out anyway.8Am. Oh no I have to get to work.Lately I’ve been weighed down by the thoughts of her. I see things. I hear voices, whispers but when I look around, there’s no one there. I don’t want him to worry so much about me; he has work and the children to worry about. I have to help, I have to be better.I don’t want to be plagued anymore.Time for work I tell myself. He is in the shower. I go to the kitchen and find the girls have had their breakfast [...]