The Child

She waits.

She hears them coming.

Tension builds up.

What will they do today?

Blurb! Her stomach rumbles,

She hasn't eaten since noon yesterday.

The door unbolts,

The black figures descend down the stairs.

The only sound is her heart pounding.

She feels a sting.

Like thousands of needles going into her face.

She hears a crack.

Then nothing,

She feels nothing or hears nothing.

She finds her freedom in a pool of blood.