It was there.
In the garden.
That I saw her.
I was ready to run off and play in the woods, but just as I walked out the door, she stood there.
Leaning against the wall.
She wore a red dress, with swirly black patterns printed on.
Her long, dark hair was braided.
She smiled at me, and then quickly ran away.
And I died.
Instantly following the few seconds that our eyes met, a swirling sensation welled out from the earth beneath me.
It entered the soles of my shoes and rushed up through my legs.
When it hit my belly, it exploded into a million pieces of swarming invisible insects, trying to get out.
The wave hit my heart, and ripped it open.
All I could see, was a cloud of vibrating particles that flickered in all the colours I knew.
And some new ones that I didn’t.
What seemed like a far too short eternity passed.
Then I could hear the voice of my mother calling my name.
It sounded as if she was standing at the bottom of a deep well.
I slowly returned to my normal senses.
I have been looking for the girl ever since.