For my Sake by Raine Leggett

The was an idea I had about miraculous survivals. In this story someone is hurt badly yet they live. Take a look at it and enjoy.

For my Sake by Raine Leggett

The world steadily went dark. The scene around my eyes began to vanish. It grew colder by the second. “Why is this death so scary?”

“I want to be saved!”

The world began to crumble around. It returned into a dark blue.

“It wasn’t much. I didn’t think she would die.”

I lay there with those words echoing. It seemed like an abyss. Where was the light?

“I am gone?”

Soon a cloud appears to my side. Then another and another. A feeling of air came to me. More like the pain went away. My eyes flickered about. As soon as they came to, I saw a face. Then the world went black again.

I woke up by a tree.

“What happened?”

A paramedic was nearby.

“See she’s alright! I don’t have to go to jail.” A woman screamed.

“Tell it to the judge.” A cop said as she was escorted in.

“You will be alright.” The paramedic said.

I sat in silence. I shouldn’t be alive, and I know it.

“How’d I survive?”

“Don’t worry about it.” He said as he looked me over. “You don’t have anything life-threatening. It was a nasty fall you had.”

He looked at me before asking some questions.

“Do you know what day it is? And what is your name?”

“It’s Wednesday and my name is Janet.”

“You seem fine enough. Do you want to come in?”

I stared blankly.

“No, I’m fine.”

“Alright if you need us then call.”

“Right.” Is all I could answer.

I walked for a bit. I swear I should be dying. But I’m not

“Why be so bewildered?”

I jumped in my skin. A woman stood in front of me. She was just suddenly there. No. No matter how you look at it she is a ghost.

“I’m dead?”

“No.” She said quickly.

“What do you want then?”

“Nothing. I just thought you shouldn’t die. So I asked him to put you back.”

“Him?!”

I then thought about it more. That face… It was him!

“Is that why I survived?”

“It is.” She said with a giggle. “I’m so happy!”

“Why?” I asked suddenly realizing she somehow knew me.

“You just caught my eye from down here.” She said. “And I’ve watched you since.”

I blinked a few times. That was weird. I’m not special.

“Are you telling the truth?”

“I have no reason to lie.” She said softly. “My name is, Brenda.”

“Brenda….”

 I thought for a moment.

“I guess I appreciate it then.”

“You were struck so hard. It was awful. I’m glad that big lady got what she deserves!” Brenda scowled and hissed.

I almost laughed.

“Are you here for a while?”

“…” Brenda paused. “Not really I just wanted to see you closer. You just revived so you are spiritually high.”

“What does that mean?” I asked curiously.

“It means you can house me a bit.”

I tried to figure this out.

“Show me your life, Janet.” Brenda said.

“I kinda don’t have one worth showing,”

“Take me somewhere!” Brenda pouted.

I thought for a moment.

“The mall?”

“Yes! Yay!” Brenda said as she jumped for joy.

We went towards the mall. It wasn’t far away from the park where I started. We took our time walking. I noticed I wasn’t as tired.

“I feel like I could walk forever.”

“Yes, that’s what happens when you are so spiritually high.”

We made good time to the mall. It was crowded. I walked Brenda around. Until we saw a performance by the center fountain.

“Ooh!.” She jumped and skipped.


I followed her.

The performance just started. It was really nice. At one point there was a harp solo. They were very skilled.

“What is this. It’s free?” Brenda asked.

“It’s a community band.” I replied.

Brenda looked as if she would cry.

As the performance ended, we walked away to where she dragged me.

We stood in front of the fountain. The water was clear and beautiful.

“Can you make a wish for me?” Brenda asked.

I pulled out a coin. Both of us closed our eyes and I threw it in.

“You made one too? I hope.”

“I thought that is what you asked?” I said sheepishly.

Brenda smiled.

“This was fun. But you are getting weaker. I’ll tell you something come closer.”

I leaned in and our lips met.

I was shocked but didn’t move.

“I’ll see you again someday, but not too soon.”

And with that, she began to fade into the air.

I stood in place. Wondering what happened. It was surreal.

But in any case, I am alive.

“Thanks, Brenda. I had fun.”

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