Only Dead on the Outside

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

Because a lot of us are dead on the inside, I thought the other half should have representation also.

Only Dead on the Outside

 

Which is surprising, all things considered.

This world went to shit a long time ago,

I just assumed feeling anything would have gone with it.

You, however, continue to stir something within my breast--

a yearing, a hunger.

I reach, wanting to bridge the gap between us, 

furious that you recoil from my touch,

shuddering, visibly disgusted and horrified by 

the intensity of my longing,

the moans issuing from my throat.

It's not that I don't understand your need for space,

but distance won't make us stronger;

I weaken with each passing moment away from you.

Elation wells within me as you turn, finally realizing

with wide-eyed wonder that you and I are meant to be together

for eternity.

You stumble over a branch, I stumble over my words.

I cradle your head tenderly in my hands, 

feeling your eyes pulp beneath my thumbs

while I open your skull like a ripe pomegranate,

articulating my love with one simple word:

 

"Brraaaiiinnnsss!"

 


Submitted: June 30, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Zane Cray. All rights reserved.

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Black Dog

I really liked it. I assumed it was just a murderer (which the reveal of that wasn't ham-fisted so good job) but, I actually laughed when I realized it was a zombie. Nice!

Thu, July 1st, 2021 12:18am

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Thanks!

Wed, June 30th, 2021 7:43pm

Bert Broomberg

A great read.

Thu, July 1st, 2021 9:30am

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Thank you!

Thu, July 1st, 2021 7:15am

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