Waves of Blood

Marcus Foot By Marcus Foot, 13th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Based on actual events, a young girl suffers a terrifying ordeal

Waves of Blood

She was running across the beach in her bikini and through the bar sobbing, screaming. Blood was pouring down her thigh and calf. A faint trail was visible in the sand.
It was lunchtime and the drinkers and diners in the bar watched the girl in stunned silence.
A woman called after her, “What happened?”
A doctor sitting at her table looked up from his meal for a moment. He took a sip of his juice, then continued eating.
The woman chased after the girl, wrapped her shaking body in a towel and led her to her apartment, all the while trying to comfort her.
Several hours later, after the wounds had been cleaned and dressed, the girl, the woman and the police officer sat in the interview room as the girl recounted her tale, with tears running down her cheeks.
The weather was perfect, a cool breeze blew from the ocean, soft waves were lapping against the shore. The girl was reading a book in a secluded cove, oblivious to the danger she was exposing herself to.
He was lurking in the bushes, watching her. He knew that nobody would be able to see her or hear her screams when he attacked. This was his land, his domain, and she was trespassing and would have to pay.
The attack was swift. He came up behind her while she was snorkeling, grabbed her by the throat. His strong hands squeezed so she could not cry out. He threw her onto the jagged reef. The sharp coral cut through her fleshy thigh. The water turned pink around them as he brutalised her.
Three days after the attack the police visited her. They had caught him. He wouldn’t be troubling anybody again, ever.

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Attack, Brutality, Caribbean, Short Story

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author avatar Marcus Foot
Expat party host & part-time author living in the Caribbean.
I publish my short stories & other fiction at smashwords.com & why not visit my website debtfreeliving.siterubix.com

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author avatar Retired
30th Dec 2012 (#)

Wow, very interesting. Has me wanting to read the whole story.

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author avatar Marcus Foot
30th Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you Carol. That's pretty much the whole story, with a little poetic licence.

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author avatar AnnH
30th May 2013 (#)

Lovely short story, thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Claire.K
6th Jul 2013 (#)

very well expressed in a few words.It is not a gift everybody has.This is the kind of inspiration i write for.

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
9th Jul 2013 (#)

Good short story.

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author avatar Miranda Joyce King
14th Dec 2013 (#)

The doctor's nonchalance makes this story jarring. Well done!

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author avatar Marcus Foot
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you all for your kind comments.
I wish I could take credit for all the facts of this story, but sometimes life is stranger than fiction!

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
16th Apr 2014 (#)

What was the object of introducing the indifferent doctor?
Otherwise a good account of events.

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author avatar Marcus Foot
17th Apr 2014 (#)

The object of introducing the doctor was that this is an account of true events. With a little poetic licence at the end.

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author avatar Erly
19th Aug 2014 (#)

Very nice story,real.Thanks for the share.

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