Push Her Away – SoC

“Stay back!”

“I just want to he-”

“I said don’t touch me!” the woman was hysterical when they reached them, flinging herself back from the child in front of her with a full body lunge that ended with her on her back.

She winced, evidence that she was injured showing as red started to spread through her shirt, dark though it was.

They had been startled by the sudden appearance of the woman and the child, but that was broken when the child let loose a sob, but didn’t step towards the fallen woman once more.

It wouldn’t be until much later that they would discover the reason the woman hadn’t wanted the child, her niece, to touch her. Apparently the child could heal by taking on the wounds of those she was touching. The slash all along the woman’s front would have killed her before the child’s quick healing would be able to take care of it for her.


This snippet is brought to you by the Stream of Consciousness prompt for this weekend, which was given by one of the lovely December substitutes over at lindeaghill.

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About martha0stout

I like to read and write and hang out with my family and friends. I currently live on a farm and all that such a living entails.
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10 Responses to Push Her Away – SoC

  1. Very imaginative story.

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  2. Pavowski says:

    Now that’s a cool concept for a story. I’d read more of this!

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  3. shanjeniah says:

    Wow. What a situation for the woman and the child to be in…I’d love to see this one developed into something more….it has all the elements of a complex dilemma…

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  4. Prajakta says:

    I hope you develop this! 🙂 Lovely

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