Voices In His Head Essay

994 words - 4 pages

"Jim. Is that gun loaded Jim?" "You stay away from me." "I'm not going anywhere." "Just leave me alone." Jim's manic shivering increased. He swallowed the lump in his throat and straightened himself."It was your fault Jim." "It wasn't my fault." Jim hated that tone of voice. He hated being talked to as if he were a child. Why did he use that tone of voice? "Jim, listen to me. If we're going to get through this, you're going to have to listen to me." "No." "There's no other way Jim." Jim frantically glanced around the room. The sweat from his brow dripped down into his eyes. With a gasp, his head jerked left as a metallic sound echoed through the room. Only the refrigerator defrost turning on. He turned his head to the window to see a small crack of light slipping through the closed curtains and listened to the peaceful chirping of the birds, it seemed very different from the dark, lonely room he sat in."Jim." Jim jerked again, more frantically this time."What? Please leave me alone. I beg you." Jim began to cry little tears that ran down his red cheeks before mixing with the sweat that had collected at the bottom of his neck."Are you crying Jim?" "No." Jim sobbed as he dropped his head to his knees and raised his hand to his face, washing the tears away."Jim, don't lie to me. I know you're crying. Grown men don't cry Jim. I can't believe you're crying." "Stop. I'm not crying." Jim sat up in the chair and took a deep breath, he then wiped his eyes with his left hand, holding the gun to his head with the right one."What are you going to do with that gun, Jim?" Jim's body jerked again as he let out a small whimper of fear."Leave me alone." "You won't pull the trigger. You couldn't." Jim's pained expression changed rapidly to one of anger. He breathed in again and his right hand gripped the gun tightly."Yes I will. I'm not afraid." "Jim." The voice was louder. Jim's expression changed once more to a look of terror. He glanced around the room frantically and grabbed the arm of the chair with his left hand. His knuckles turned first a deep red before fading to pearly white as he gripped the hard wood of the chair."Jim, she wouldn't have died if you hadn't got involved." "I was only trying to help." He pleaded. He pushed the gun into his skin and it kissed his right temple. He shivered yet again as he felt the cold metal. He closed his eyes and thought of the outside, beyond the closed curtains and the singing birds. He smiled."Jim, pay attention." Again, the voice snatched him away from his thoughts." You killed that girl Jim. You did. Nobody else. Just you. How does that make you feel Jim?" "I didn't kill her. I didn't." "Think about it Jim. Of...

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