Friday, July 9, 2010

Last night I had a dream

There are four girls, 7 or 8 years old, who murdered someone. It's unclear why or how, or whether the victim was young or old. The four girls are hiding out in an abandoned house, safe for the moment, interacting in a somewhat normal manner despite the heavy tension that lies over them all. Many hours, possibly days later we hear cars and voices outside. The girls realize there is no escape. They huddle together in the middle of the room, holding on to one another as tight as they can. We hear their thoughts, they hope with all their little hearts to be shot instantly when they are found. They know it's bad, they know it's really bad and all that lay ahead is suffering.