child awake


The cuckoo clock coos once. Dad’s snores echo through the house. I roll onto my side, still wide-awake. My eyes are tired but my mind keeps running. I have to be alert.

Those snores could stop any moment; I must be ready.

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (29 April 2015)


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  1. Rachna

    April 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Cute slice of life.

  2. CookieCrumbsInc.

    April 29, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Horrifying :/ Depraved bastards.

    1. Sanch, the writer

      April 29, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      Thanks…obviously the story did what it was intended to.

  3. Kathy Combs

    April 30, 2015 at 1:28 am

    The implications are clear and completely horrifying. I can feel the child’s fear and tension. No wonder the poor dear is awake!!
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    1. Ruby Manchanda

      April 30, 2015 at 9:06 am

      I had same thoughts.
      You captured the reality so aptly
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  4. Darshana Kalyanpur

    April 30, 2015 at 4:08 am

    This is a subject close to my heart Saanch. You’ve done justice to it. Well written.

  5. Silverleaf

    May 1, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Oh! That was like a punch to the stomach. Well done, and successfully horrifying.
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