Beautiful Joanna lays naked on the beach, sipping her Pina-colada from the crystal glass. Sky is blue and the water green. Waves come and go, and theirs’ is the only sound to be heard; cool breeze blows silently.
“Ain’t this lovely, Sammy?” Joanna chirps as she takes the last sip. She lets the empty glass roll over by her side.
“Sure is, honey” comes the voice from between her toes. Sam continues to pedicure her.
“I wonder how far away I am from my natural self, the pure untouched soul, once born with only the basic instincts. I so wish I would know” her drunken words dream aloud.
“Ouch..SAMMYY!!!!”, she squeaked as Sammy pulled her toes, not gently at all. He pauses to think for a moment.
“You’re hurting me, Ouch …Ouch!! Stop it you monster, will you!! ” are Joanna’s angry pleas as Sam twists her feet.
Sam waits for less than a second this time and then he pricks the pedicure knife in her long pink toe.
“EEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH” Joanna screams, louder than an animal, at the top of her voice as Sam leaps forward to shut her mouth.
“SHHHHHhhh” Sam looks in her eyes and slowly slides his hand away from her mouth.
Joanna watches dumbstruck as tears roll down on her sunscreen covered cheeks. Her toe is bleeding.
Sam picks up the crystal glass and let Joanna’s blood drip into it, drop by drop. Bleeding stops after a while, sobbing too.
Sam shows her the quarter filled glass. Red looks good in crystal.
“This far away”
Joanna smiles and pulls the towel on.