I tried something different with this one and decided to include speech. The first word of dialogue just popped into my head and I ran with it. It is a little disturbing and I am not entirely sure what happened in the end, but my mind is coming up with all sorts of horrifying possibilities, bwahahaha.
Language Warning: There is swearing in this piece so it may not be suitable for all.
Free Writing Exercise #5 – 24.11.17
“Why did you do it? Why did you go off by yourself like that?”
“Answer me,” a pause and silence. “Now!”
A bang, a thump and a crash of a door bouncing off its hinges.
“Don’t you ever, ever go off like that. Do you hear me? Don’t you fucking ever, you’re a naughty boy.”
More crying, a scream from a woman’s throat. Another crash. The sound of feet on stairs, receding upward.
“Get back here now. Get in here, you don’t walk away from me. You come here when I fucking tell you to.”
A pause of silence, footsteps, slower, louder as they return down the stairs.
“You sit down there. You stay in my sight. You ever leave it again there will be big trouble. I don’t know what the fuck you were thinking.”
“I don’t want to.” Quiet, almost unheard.
“What? What did you say?”
Silence. Movement and then, “What are you doing? Stop…stop!”
More crying, the woman now, not the child. A scream, a proper scream not the made up screams on TV but one resulting in a sound from the depths that tears at the throat and goes on and on until there is nothing left to give.
Then a small voice, “Mummy?”