Ethereal lay in the darkened room, her eyes open, her brow furrowed in concentration, and her tiny hands clenched into fists.

Electricity fizzled through her bones as her mind focused on the mobile above her head, its colourful unicorns resting.

Her breathing harmonized with the energy in the air, and she felt a warmth penetrate her skin. A frightening pressure built up in her chest, the heaviness pushing her into the mattress. Her lip began to tremble, and a fat tear traced a line to her ear.

But then the mobile turned, and unicorns danced under dazzling lights.

Ethereal giggled.

 © DM Burdett 5th February 2019 – 100 word drabble