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I ran through the hallway that seemed never to end. Half my vision was blinded with a red tent as I had been hit across the head with a sharp object and blood got into my eye. I was in pain all over, feeling as if all my bones have broken. I was running. Running from a voice that seemed to haunt me with the most eerie of pitches I have ever heard.
And I know you hear their voices.
(Calling from above.)
I kept running and running, not once did I stop or turn around. I felt as if I was in a horror movie, hell, I felt like a helpless teenager in the grasp of Freddy Krueger. But in this case, it was real. And this voice made Freddy Krueger seem
Every Angel Deserves a Child"I can't feel the unfurling of my wings, Daddy."
I was not her father. I had entered her life when she was two years old, and she called me Daddy since she never knew her real father. Her mother's death two years ago made me the sole, living parent of an eleven-year-old, and I never felt like I was the right person for the job.
"What do you mean, Asrin?"
"Mom always said that when puberty started I would be the swan that emerged from the ugly duckling. She said I would be able to fly gracefully towards my dreams. But, I don't feel it."
As much of a woman as she was becoming, she was still a child. I wanted to answer her question, but I really had a hard time discussing her blossoming womanhood in the middle of a laundromat. Her pretty eyes were pleading with me, but I told her we'd talk later.
Janet had told Asrin a lot of things before she succumbed to the cancer. The last week or so of Janet's life were morphine-induced fantasy, I think.
Janet and I had met during c
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