ANEISSA INGRAM - LEMONADE
Aneissa Ingram is 23 years old and is currently studying at Full Sail University for Creative Writing in entertainment BA. Her goal is to use her passion for writing to become an author and creative writer for video games. She has a written and completed 5 unpublished novels and has successful following on the writing site wattpad.com under the profile name Midnight_Lily.
In her down time when she's not writing
or working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, watching anime, and her favorite shows including CW's The Originals and The Flash.
Avril sunk into her bed as the drowsiness took her quickly. At the end of the day her dream is what she looked forward to. Avril and Jacob, soaked their feet in the glimmering dark blue pool as always. Smothered by the glowing, colorful, clouds around them, Avril’s dream was her Utopia. She preferred to dream than to be awake, especially since Jacob always kept her company.
“Are you ready to dream even deeper?” Jacob asked. His thin, and starved hand grabbed hers. Avril readied herself. “I promise it will be easy. You’ll never have to worry about life again.”
“But, what about my parents? Won’t they miss me if I dream forever?” Avril asked.
“Think of all you’ve been through…they didn’t understand you. They didn’t want to.”
“You’ll still be here, won’t you?”
“I’ll always be with you.”
Jacob secured trust with Avril, being the angel on her shoulder, and the ears that listened. Avril and Jacob rose together and Avril sunk under the glittering water, following after him. The water flowed through her lungs like air. Jacob’s grip on her hand never wavered. The eagerness filled him as he drew Avril deeper, and his body ached with each passing minute. Jacob smelled her body weakening to the dream, the essence of life leaving her. Happiness, and joy spread across her face, with no hint of distress in sight. They floated deeper into the pool. Avril’s amazement grew by the colorful, twinkling lights, and she obsessed herself with its beauty.
They glided together to the beaming light that awaited them. Their bare feet landed on the plush bottom as the sandy particles pushed between the crevasses of their toes. Jacob grinned widely and opened his arms to Avril.
“Let’s dream together, forever.” Jacob said.
The water slowed Avril’s movement as she opened her arms to accept his embrace. She engraved herself in his arms. The longer she embraced Jacob in the depths of the pool, the more her body seemed to fuse with his. Her skin became gooey and sticky to cling to him. Her body grew less and less defined and gained a blotchy appearance. Jacob’s lips became wide and spread like jelly on bread. The first thing gone was her head. He vacuumed up her body slowly. The buds on his tongue were joyfully savoring the moment as he could feel life swelling through him. Soon, Avril had completely dispersed into Jacob, to dream forever.
Jacob flew to the opening of the pool, and climbed to his feet. He then let the light overtake him. He was eager to feel, touch, and taste again. He was eager to breathe again. He jolted up with a loss of breath from Avril’s bed, surrounded by the unknown. He pulled back the pink lush covers from over him and jumped onto the rough wood paneling. Just before he placed his hand on the glistening glass doorknob of freedom, his movement halted from a doll eyed reflection. He pulled and pinched his rosy cheeks, tugged at his plump lips, and ruffled his blonde hair. Jacob now wore Avril’s face and without hesitation, disappeared into the new life he was granted.
A gremlin like giggle escaped his lips, “Well, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”
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