by Felicity Bloomfield
Before she finished her cutting I stood behind her, and circled her arms with my arms. As she sliced a carrot, I shoved at her hand. The knife slid into her wrist, and she swore. Blood dripped onto the neat pile of chopped beans.
She bound her own wrist, and threw the carrots and beans away. I peered around her as she looked at the chicken. It was pale and bloated, floating on the surface of the freezing water. Oil slimed the white skin.
Nunury tugged on my arm. “Mummy, why did you do that?”
I slapped her hand away. “Why did you lie floating for days after you drowned? Why didn’t she come sooner?”
Nunury’s eyes widened, ready to cry. I’d never yelled at her when we were alive. “I’m sorry,” I said, gathering her in my arms. “You know I’d never hurt you.”
About the Author
Who is Felicity Bloomfield?
I’m a writer.
When I write for children or young adults (which I usually do) I write as Louise Curtis, and blog at http://twittertales.wordpress.com. Felicity is a little darker, but both blogs are PG rated at worst.
This blog is mainly about writing, and the funny side of having an anxiety disorder.
CJ is my husband. I use fake names for everyone here in order to protect the guilty.
About the Narrator
Ego Likeness was created in 1999 by artist Steven Archer, a DC native, and writer Donna Lynch in Baltimore, Maryland. Taking their name from Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel ‘Dune’, the band began as an experimental/ dark trip hop project. A demo called ‘Songs From a Dead City’, recorded on a four track, was released in 1999.