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Innocence Bleeds - Flash Fiction

Updated on November 20, 2019
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Nikki is writer of many short stories. Flash Fiction is another form which Nikki is exploring now.

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Innocence Bleeds - Flash Fiction

This tingling sensation in my joints was causing oodles of trouble. What were those white-uniformed mortals trying to accomplish? Nothing was more left here to inspect. Just some fleshy limbs were like bleeding perforations. Lying still on this cold operating stature was the most toughest thing to do. My heart was pounding so loud like beating the drum. I almost hated those thorny needles in both wrists which were as heavy bricks on my chest.

l just wanted to get out of this horrible place. Run as fast as I could and hid somewhere not to be found ever. But escape wasn't possible. All I could remember my hardest craving was to eat some double chocolate chip ice cream. Yum. My tongue started watering already like beads of sweat in hot wild summer. But this was November month. So no chance.

Finally, I got a glimpse of the outer world. My dad was standing on the right crying. I closed my swollen sore eyelids. A young nice-looking lady came across my side.

"I want ice cream, double chocolate chip, please," I yelled.

Smile filled her pink soft lips. She showed her thumb gesture. I couldn't give my consent though. Doctors cleared all my way. They took me to a private air-conditioned room I ever dreamed of. Dad knocked on the door and was allowed. He looked so tired and scared. His scruffy clothes were a shame but we couldn't afford otherwise. I won't be a servant in that big bungalow if we could buy us food and fabric.

The lady I saw outside came in with a big fountain cup of chocolate chip ice cream. She handed it to my father. He looked at the cup and then stared at me with his spiky eyes. I flicked my tongue out to get the taste. It was so delicious. I forgot my agony. She came forward and bent over. Tears were rolling down over her cheeks.

"Thirteen stitches," Doctor whispered in her right ear.

I did hear it. An ironic distressing feeling entered into my shaken thin body. I was crumpled up like a toast. I could recall his bloody beast face in my mind. I was cleaning the wet white tiled marble when that human-like monster attacked me. I screamed so badly for help. Got ripped apart in no time. The white floor filled up with my own blood.

I fell there covered with red bright blood. My landlord was laughing on one side. Father came from nowhere. He pulled out his big shawl and spread it over my grieving skeleton. I was still crying loudly when the police and that lady came. She came closer and patted my head to console. I was trembling with fear. Her face went dark. She stood by me.

"A boy is brutally raped. He is just nine." She spoke on her microphone.

I did understand this very term now. My nerves were stinging me so sharply. They handcuffed that bloodthirsty critter and crawled him away. That polite lady called out an ambulance. Now I was laying on this hospital bed. Counting on my mistakes and this troubled destiny. All I got was this chocolate chip ice cream and my engrossed thoughts.




© 2019 Nikki Khan

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    • carrie Lee Night profile image

      Carrie Lee Night 

      4 weeks ago from Northeast United States

      Creepy :) Thank you for sharing :)

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      3 months ago from London

      It is depressing indeed, to watch the little children being raped and tortured. Humanity is on the brink of becoming a demon.

      Blessings to you, too.

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      Denise McGill 

      3 months ago from Fresno CA

      It is horrible to think that we cannot keep our children safe from monsters. I am so grieved.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Nikki Khan 

      3 months ago from London

      Thanks, Meg for visiting.

      Blessings to you!

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      DreamerMeg 

      3 months ago from Northern Ireland

      These terrible things happen. Poor children. You have given a voice to the suffering of those who suffer this brutality.

    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      5 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      You too Nikki.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      5 months ago from London

      Good to know Luis. Many Blessings!

    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      5 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I am trying to settle myself now here. Thanks for the concern.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      5 months ago from London

      Thanks, Luis.

      I hope all settles soon there.

    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      5 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      You are welcome Nikki. Thanks to you too. God bless you too.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      5 months ago from London

      Thanks, Sabrido for your follow. Welcome to the Hubpages community. I hope you will learn a lot on here my dear.

      Blessings!

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      Crezyl Joy Villa Sabrido 

      5 months ago from Philippines

      This is an amazing work. I like your writing style❤

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      5 months ago from London

      Thanks, Sean brother for such a huge consideration. Tried to do it well. And accomplished it. Gratitude for being on my side all the time brother. This is what brothers are for.

      Blessings to you and your family!

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      5 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Wow! Captivating! I think that I read the last half without taking a breath! You are a great storyteller, my sister! I am so proud of you! Thank you for sharing!

      Prayers for all family, and much Love!

      Sean

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Luis, many thanks to you. Yes, I am absolutely breathing. Lol.

      Blessings to you!

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thank, Chris. You are an outstanding flash fiction author too. I love all of your stories. Marvelous and extraordinary. You have always been a good source of motivation for my writing.

      Cheers to that!

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      6 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      You are always welcome, Nikki. I appreciate it. God bless you too.

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      Chris Mills 

      6 months ago from Green Bay, Wisconsin...for now

      Outstanding flash fiction, Nikki. This is a captivating story from beginning to end where we learn the nature of the boy's fate. You are a strong storyteller. Keep writing.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks Luis, bless you!

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      6 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I am glad that despite of being bitter sometimes, specifically with someone else here in my place, as I read here, the bitterness became much sweeter. Thanks for this.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks, Davika for taking the time to read it through.

      Irony prevails in it's being a true story, not a made-up.

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      Devika Primić 

      6 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Bitterness experienced in most lives as you write here based on true events is something hard to fathom.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Yes, sure. Hopefully soon.

      Thanks, Luis. Much apprised.

    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      6 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I am just finishing some of my paperworks here and looking forward Nikki for a flash fiction soon.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      6 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I am supporting you Nikki to write a flash fiction. We hope for the best.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks, Luis. Much appreciated. Looking forward to your flash fiction. Give it a go.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks, Bill for the appreciation. Flash fiction appeals to me a lot more as it sums up the whole tale into a few ones. Hoping to write more in this genre.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      6 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I am now mostly reading flash fiction here, hoping so, I can write something new. Thanks for sharing it.

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      William Kovacic 

      6 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      That was powerful, Nikki. Flash fiction always amazes me. It takes me forever to put a story together, and whenever someone can do it in just a few words . . . well, I'm impressed.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Lol. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Luis.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      6 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      Sometimes, I am bitter. My wife got mad at me, when I am bitter. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks so much Manatita Ji!

      Peace with lots of blessings of God.

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      manatita44 

      6 months ago from london

      Ah. so sweet, so sweet. The human in me says yes. The Divine in me says Guruji (Ram) knows best. Your kind thoughts appreciated. Hugs all around. Om Shanti!

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks, Luis for visiting again. I hope so too. But unfortunately, this is truth. Quite a bitterness of life.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Manatita Ji!

      Thanks so much for this huge appreciation. I am trying to write it in like flash fiction style. I think, have successfully completed it to some extent.

      Blessings to you always.

      I hope your sister have many more years of life to the fullest.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      6 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I agree to all of the comments, I've read here in this article. How I wish, I am only dreaming that it wasn't happened.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks, FlourishAnyway. This is the irony of this story that it's quite real and still happening in 21st century.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks for commenting dear!

      Blessings!

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Yes, Ruby!

      How sad is that? Such animals still exist on earth to hurt innocent kids. I was so much moved with the news. Heart breaking. Such people should brought to justice.

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      manatita44 

      6 months ago from london

      Beautiful, my Nikki Ji,

      A very impactful piece. Carry on my dear, carry on! You are looking at the Flash Fiction scene and partaking in a very compelling way. Lovely!

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      FlourishAnyway 

      6 months ago from USA

      How sad to learn this is based on a real situation.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I was spellbound throughout your story, then learning through the comments that it really happened. How very sad this evil exists. Thanks for writing about it.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks Luis!

      Have a good weekend ahead.

    • Luis G Asuncion profile image

      Luis G Asuncion 

      6 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I love reading this fiction story. Thanks for sharing.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks, Rosina!

      Much appropriated.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      6 months ago

      Nikki, you are doing a good job exploring your flash fiction writing side. Thank you for sharing such a superb yet pathetic fiction based on a real-life story.

    • nikkikhan10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks Clive!

      Yes, the story is quite dark and sad. But it’s a real story of a little boy. Couldn’t resist writing about it. My heart felt a huge blow when I read this story on news few days back.

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      Nikki Khan 

      6 months ago from London

      Thanks Bill for your kind remarks. My heart is flowing with it.

      Blessings to you and Bev too!

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      Clive Williams 

      6 months ago from Jamaica

      That is done well but quite sick

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I have the attention span of a hummingbird, so flash fiction is good entertainment for me, and you do it well.

      Blessings always, my friend.

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