After Dark - Chapter Sixteen

After Dark - Chapter Sixteen

A Chapter by lawrence bear

Am I awake?


A clap of thunder sends him sitting up gasping and groaning in pain; the room is lit from the lightning as the ground shakes from the thunder. He sits there momentarily trying to understand where he is, clutching his shoulder and coughing up mucus and grimacing as the pain pierced him and his chest had felt heavy from lying there so long. Then from the darkness, a shadow emerged. The room was lit once more from the flash of lightning and the ground had rumbled.

“Julie, is that you?” his voice croaked. “Jules…” and his voice disappeared.

Was it really her? Or was this, another dream and that terrible thing is waiting to rip them to pieces? The shadow was resting in the chair by the window, and it arose when he awoke up with such a scare.

“Paul!” the shadow spoke in a familiar voice. “Paul! It’s me, your, Julie.”


The room lit once more and Julie had a smile upon her as she came toward him, a smile that always comforted him. His chest caves sinking back on the bed in exhaustion, realizing it was only a nightmare.

“It seems, you have had, another bad dream,” she wipes his brow as he lies back down. “It’s alright my love; I’m here to watch over you. Take care of you.”


He cups her wrist, staring, making sure he wasn’t just dreaming again. She rubs his face slightly and kisses him.

© 2011 lawrence bear

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This reads well. Check your tenses, seen vs saw :)

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Added on August 28, 2010
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Tags: fantasy, thriller, horror, suspense, mystery
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After Dark


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Thank you for visiting my place of work, I hope you enjoy what you read. I do try my best to entertain. My imagination runs wild at times, but I love the freedom. more..


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