A Backwards Story

A Backwards Story

A Story by Icelanna
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A task I had to do in a writing course.

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A Backwards Story

 

   I closed the door behind me; I wondered how long it would be before he noticed I had gone. I packed my bag with what little items I owned, I already planned my escape months ago but I never thought I’d put it into action.

   The throbbing gash my forehead wore oozed rhythmic blood as a warm stream trickled away behind my ear. I could hear him violently smashing up my household as I sat on my poorly padded bed with hot tears running down my cheeks; the thick lump in my throat getting heavier.

   My bedroom was my little sanctuary, a small plane place where I felt safe, until my horror would kick my door off its hinges of course. My mother never fought back and I usually had to observe as he pelted her petite body continuously, until that very day he struck once to often: who’s he to play God?

   The blood from my forehead started to seep as he struck me with a metal weapon. I fell to the floor in shock and stayed down, trying to cower away. Kicks and punches was his favourite technique.

   I always feared going home from school, knowing he lurked there, waiting in the darkness of my house. I wouldn’t dare misbehave or fail with my school work, I knew what would happen if I did.

   He was a bully and thrived off the fact that I was afraid of him so he would feel dominant and strong. I’d often sit up in bed planning my escape but I couldn’t bear to leave my mother.

   I heard the grandfather clock in the hall strike midnight signalling the arrival of a new day full of unpleasant expected routines.

 

© 2013 Icelanna


Author's Note

Icelanna
Task: Write a story in ten minutes with the story backwards.
(From the bottom up.)

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interesting. Reads backwards logically, yet frontwards in a confused, memory sort of way. nice concept :)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Icelanna

11 Years Ago

Nope it has to be written backwards, no flipping :P Let me know what you come up with x
Lina Grey

11 Years Ago

lol just checking. I'll send you a rr when I post it :)
Icelanna

11 Years Ago

Sure thing x
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ATG
Not bad considering the story was written backwards and within ten minutes. Overall, it was a good and emotional story.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

ATG

11 Years Ago

Thank you for posting it. It was an interesting read and I may consider doing this challenge myself.. read more
Icelanna

11 Years Ago

I would recommend it :)
ATG

11 Years Ago

Good to know.
Very good I like your story its nice intresting. Good work

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Icelanna

11 Years Ago

Thank you x
Seanh12

11 Years Ago

its ok your welcome x

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Icelanna
Icelanna

Wales, Caerphilly, United Kingdom



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Hi guys! Sorry, I don't come on here all that often anymore. I'm busy in university and editing my book! I'm sorry If I haven't read any of your requests. Anyway, you can read the rest of "Madelin.. more..

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