Inteachán – Book Four: The Strikethrough Lemniscate 4: 34 ‘in her tiny arms’
Inteachán gasped as her head broke the surface of the water. She clung to the rock and choked as she sucked air into her lungs. She coughed up water and choked again.
Inteachán pulled herself slightly further up the rock and coughed again. There was ledge just above her and with the final strength left in her tiny arms, Inteachán reached up and gripped the edge. As she did she scrabbled with her feet and somehow managed to climb free of the water and onto the ledge. As Inteachán swung herself up her momentum caused her to overturn and catch her fractured nose on the rock. The scream finally ripped itself free from her chest.