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twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane.
she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am.
Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here
to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me.
a delusional girl? Could they be truth?
not uncommon at all, but tonight I wasn’t expecting it. Normally when Adele’s
meds are changed, she wakes screaming that she can’t sleep. Adele’s room is
across from mine. She is roughly in her twenties and I never learned how she
ended up here. I try not to talk to the other patients. I don’t know why it is,
but I don’t fit in with these people. To them I’m the murderer and they tend to
think less of me. That’s fine. I am what they say I am. That’s why I’m here,
boyfriend, Phillip, but I don’t remember doing it. I actually don’t remember
Phillip at all. No recollection of having been in a relationship either. I must
have killed him or else I wouldn’t be in Spindle Ridge.
anywhere. I’ll admit it’s hard to believe that these hands could stab a person
twenty times. No matter how I imagined it, it is always hard to believe.
they were not female, they were male. The screams were deeper and reached a
longer distance than Adele’s cries ever could. I wondered if the whole building
could hear him.
sleep and fall back into the dream I was having. It was beautiful, and if I had
my way, I would stay there forever.
tried to remember the dream to the last second. It wasn’t the same dream as the
one’s prior. This dream was different! This dream was me and a boy.
soft lullaby came back to me as I remembered where I was.
a boy. He was everything that Spindle Ridge wasn’t; he was beautiful. He had
long, shaggy, but not unruly, hair that touched his collar. When he smiled at
me, he looked like a boy in love. In love with me.
the dream behind as I was being pulled out of bed by two nurses.
I am Southern California native, now living in New Jersey! How did that
happen? I am married and have two beautiful little girls who love to read just like Mommy. I have had a passion for books since I was a little girl and an imagination for just as long. I hope my books can inspire others to read and to write too.
will win a finished copy of SLUMBER US Only.