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Writing Resources from Fifteen Minutes of Fiction

The following is a piece of writing submitted by johnmorris on May 28, 2010

Have you been here before?

‘Have You Been Here Before?’

‘Have you been here before?’
The taxi driver asked me.
‘Yes. I use to live here, a long time ago.’
‘Why did you leave?’
‘Why does anyone leave a sinking ship?’

I cried blood. I spat blood. I tasted Blood.
He punched me again, his fist firm,
His posture perfect. He hit me again.

Two weeks later; I lay in A and E.
I breathed slowly; clinging on.
Keeping my grip on this reality.

Crutches kept me upright,
Stumbling forward, edging closer.
I entered my home to see
It all battered and broken.

I noticed a note placed on the desk,

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