Day Twenty-Five – “Crimson” (In For A Penny)

Posted on Updated on

The red won’t come off.  It’s everywhere – Flecks of crimson are scattered across the wall, on your clothes, a deep crimson stain seeping through the creases of your palms. You scrub the flannel across your skin and shove your hands under the hot tap again, the hiss of the pipes and the rush of water against porcelain drowning out your panicked, heavy breathing.

You scrub until your skin is chapped and raw, as red as the water in the sink bowl, and finally meet your own eyes in the mirror. For a moment, they seem to be crimson too.

For more information on “In For A Penny”, or for further entries, click here.

Advertisements

Share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s