Excerpt from Chapter: “The Awakening”

The House by Gabrielle L. Landaeta

Excerpt from Chapter: “The Awakening”:

I felt myself drop to the floor, my heart still beating slightly,
her arms all around me. All of a sudden I felt air fill my

“No, No, No!!!” I thought in panic.

“Please, God! No!”

I opened my eyes and took a gasp of air. Martha was there,
telling me to wake up. Coughing, and coughing! She slowly
brought me to my weak knees, then to my feet, still helping me
stand. I started gaining stability. Martha asked me,

“What did you do…!?”

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