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The Hand That Saved Me

I wrote another 100-word story for this month’s challenge.

This is a catch-up piece.

In the story, a woman tries to defend herself against an abusive lover.


I know you’re pissed as soon as I come through the door.

You stare at me without speaking, eyebrows narrowed, mouth a tiny slit. The air is so still, so packed with tension you could hear a pin drop.

You’re on your feet before I can draw breath, feet stomping on the wooden floor.

You go to hit me, cursing. I catch your hand before it connects with my face. I don’t want to bleed again. I don’t want to lie awake all night, in pain, trying not to cry.

We struggle.

You win again, knock me against the wall.


Copyright © 2017 by Pamela Scott



I’m thirty-five years old and live in Glasgow in the UK with my partner of ten years. I work in a support team for a call centre. I like reading especially Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King. I write fiction and poetry. I enjoy watching TV (Grimm, Torchwood, Doctor Who, Lip Service, The L Word etc). I like to play video games and am a fan of survival horror especially the Silent Hill franchise. I like to watch movies especially horror and anything where someone dies.

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