by C.L. Knight
Copyright© 2012 C.L. Knight
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My heart thumped against my chest, as my eyes lingered over the clean, white sheets. I tried to calm my rampant breathing, as a stood, unmoving at the foot of the bed. When I tentatively reached out my right hand to smooth the soft cotton of the bedclothes, my fingers trembled and I swiftly enclosed them in my fist. My tongue reflexively drew along my dry bottom lip, as I brought the entwined hands to my chest.