Battered Dreams Preview – Part 2


Sabrina was attempting to crawl away. Jess stomped on her leg and was rewarded with a wet popping noise.  Sabrina screamed.  The sound echoed in the small chamber.  Jess’s smile widened.  The screams filled Jess’s ears with a buzzing noise.  It felt wonderful.

Jess raised the bat again.  This time, it landed on the back of Sabrina’s skull.  Blood instantly ran from the wound.  It was raised and brought down again and again and again.  The bat was coated in blood.  It splattered against the walls and floor.  It pooled near Sabrina, who no longer screamed, but made small mewling noises.

Determined to prolong the amazing feelings, Jess stopped swinging at Sabrina’s head.  The bat landed body blows instead.  A bone broke in Sabrina’s leg with a sharp crack.  A second blow hit the leg.  The bone burst through the pale flesh of Sabrina’s leg.  Jess stared at the bone in awestruck fascination.  Jess had never seen bone jutting from the skin before.

The end of the bone wept.  A mixture of reddish blood and yellowish marrow leaked from the splintered end.  It flowed onto the flesh, mingling with darker blood from the skin, changing the tint, before falling to the dirty floor.  The floor soaked it in, as if it were water from the heavens, nourishing the brown earth.

Jess couldn’t help but watch.  Sabrina still made quiet, inhuman noises, but her body had stopped struggling for survival.  A tremor was visible, a spasm of all her muscles, in response to the shock and pain.  Sabrina’s long, beautiful, auburn hair was matted and dirty.  Blood made it shine in the dim lighting.  Fluid that was thicker than blood, but lighter in color, dripped from the battered head.  The vessels in her eyes had ruptured, turning the whites a vibrant hellish red.  She drooled a mixture of blood and saliva that also soaked into the dirt.

Massive bruises were forming all over her body, proof that she was still alive, even though she shouldn’t have been.  The hideous purplish-black marks appeared underneath the welts.  Swelling sprang up right before Jess’s eyes, like magic.

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