Door of No Return

The cloth tied between her legs fell to the ground, soaked through in red. He barely glanced at it, dragging her down the corridor toward a doorway where only the sunlight shined through.

Just three days ago, she and her sister were hiking the hills outside of their village, trying to ease her heavy unborn son out of her womb. She gave birth to him surrounded by hot, half-naked bodies, the smell of musk, urine, and feces filling her lungs.

She prayed for a reunion with child and family beyond the light. That this nightmare of pale-faced kidnappers would end.

word count: 100


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© Stephen Baum
© Stephen Baum

15 thoughts on “Door of No Return

  1. Oh, so sad, and the suddenness of her capture is powefully told – her bewilderment and lack of comprehension are as poignant as her grief.

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