A stabbing has unexpected results…

Illustration by author.

Celeste looked at the red mark in the centre of her palm, the place where the knife had snagged. It was a shallow wound and had not bled much, but the scratch remained still after all these weeks. Shouldn’t it have healed over by now?

The shock was worse than the injury, the trauma of being stabbed. She’d spent many turbulent nights unable to sleep, imagining the diseases coursing through her bloodstream at any given moment. But the tests had all come back clear, the cut had been clean.

The woman who stabbed her kept…

Dom Powell

Data analyst, artist, writer, creator of www.hermeticworlds.com

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