It was dark, the air cool, I saw a small child approximately twelve years old, I heard the sound of a belt whipping through the air. I woke startled, sweating and shaking then I realized it was a dream. Laying awake, unable to sleep, I saw the child’s back legs and arms, bruised and swollen, with belt marks prominent. I felt sick.
I couldn’t explain it, I felt weak and upset, I couldn’t talk to anyone, the dreams continued the images ever present. Still awake, I can not sleep.