Sutured lips silenced. Clamped shut. Gagged mouth muffled. Breath stifled sobbing no.

Please. No.

Hold her down. Keep her bound. Shut the girl up.

Face into the pillow pushed.

Please. No.

Stop her struggling.

Look.

Look what you made me do.

Again.

I can’t breathe.

 

In the Labyrinth Lost.