He struck again and this time with ease — getting close enough to watch the suffering. She begged and cried, aching with pain that permeated her whole being. He just stood there, watching, unwavering. There was nothing she could do.

She closed her eyes, felt the throbbing in her head…

There was an empty field, wild with unkept weeds. In the midst of this boondocks stood an aged masterpiece thriving on its own.

It swayed and bent amidst the elements, moving with the raging winds that were thrusting with force. …

We sit in silence. Like two strangers attempting to navigate the same space. It’s uncomfortable. Each breath radiates the walls as a reminder that I am not alone. Yet at the same time, I am.

You are so hauntingly distant. I thought a surprise visit to the beach house would…

xx

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