Once upon a time, in a faraway place…
I learned that monsters exist
That the dark is meant for fear
That sometimes, you can’t even count on yourself
I just have to get past senior year finals, and I can break away-
I can leave the past,
far, far behind.
I just can’t break beforehand.
My eyes flew open at the quiet click of the bedroom door.
I knew better than to fall into a deep sleep.
I stayed lying on my side, my knees drawn up to my chest, as I watched the shadow move along the carpeted bedroom floor.
This wasn’t my bedroom.
It wasn’t my home.
It was the longest home I’d been placed in, sure, but there was certainly no feeling of belonging here.
About Mignon Mykel
Mignon Mykel is the author of the Prescott Family series, as well as the short-novella erotic romance series, O’Gallagher Nights. When not sitting at Starbucks writing whatever her characters tell her to, you can find her hiking in the mountains of her new home in Arizona.