‘Not Yet Dark’

When his four-year-old daughter is brutally slain before him, a father goes to extreme lengths for vengeance


Genre:  Drama
Rating:  PG-13
Status:  Complete, out to market.
*Award-winning story


     When I found my daughter in the still-smoking rubble, her left leg was missing. Nothing but shredded ribbons of bloodied flesh and a shattered stump of bone remained.
Agonized screams pierced the air all around me, but I barely heard them. Dust and smoke stole the air from my lungs, but I hardly noticed. All my attention was on her; nothing else mattered. I lifted her with care, brushed her silky black hair behind an ear, and kissed her forehead.
“You’re fine, it’s going to be okay,” I lied, trying my best to smile.

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