|Through a Nightmare
Author: Krudovana PM
Dorothy wants to leave more than anything, but she continues walking through a place she once knew.Rated: Fiction T - English - Horror/Poetry - Dorothy - Words: 392 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 07-12-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7174348
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Seeping between yellow brick
It tracked behind her as she walked
And lightly pinched the road beneath her with every step she made
This wasn't right.
The small girl knew it.
When the sun kissed her skin,
It wasn't warm.
It didn't tingle her flesh with a soft and glowing heat
Like she remembered so distinctly.
It bit her
With sharp frozen teeth.
The land around her was barren and dry.
Bodies of folks who gave her shelter in the past,
Given her any kind of help,
Were limp and lifeless
And scattered along the road.
Tears threatened to fall
As they built heavily in her hazel eyes.
She couldn't even stop and care for them
-Even if they were dead-
Her feet kept her moving forward
It was the shoes.
The silver slippers make her walk.
Dorothy hardly remembered putting them on,
But they still fit snuggly around her feet.
Now, what kept her from moving her head?
That had no answer,
But it was the truth.
She had passed two old friends some time ago
And was terrified to see the third.
Was back on his post,
Tied at the hands
And staring at the ground.
It was ripped open.
Straw flowed from his stomach
Eat at his feet.
The tin woodman
Was where Dorothy had first found him, too.
Deep in the forest
Reddened by rust.
Especially where his tears trailed down his face.
When she had passed by,
His arms crumbled almost to ash.
His mouth and nose was already gone
As his endless tears
Had gnawed that away first.
Dorothy squeezed her eyes shut
As the slippers continued to guide her
Her lower lip trembled
As she mumbled soothing words to herself,
Even though her heart quaked in her chest
Somewhere in the back of her head,
That this nightmare wouldn't end.
Egad, I'm at it again. I promise the next thing I write will be happy…if I manage to keep away from the caffeine. XD I don't think I can make any promises.
Oh, before I forget, I have not ready any other book than the first. With that in mind, feel free to let me know what you think. :)
Thank you for reading,