Scream Again

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

Fiction that expands the mind is one thing, but how to explain madness when it is necessary to scream again . And again. Returning back to where it all started. Then maybe reaching the graveyard where every one of our single story must end.

Father Paulo Gomez sipped exquisite pain from within the tight strait-jacket.
Enough. It sent his bleeding fingers hunting for the wooden rosary beads.
As the Ave Maria tripped off his lips, his quagmire mind exploded under
pressure as he sought the evil entity who helped him savor oh, such erotic
delights. His burning eyes focused on the Basque scene in the painting on
the wall , where inside the leather boots danced El Diablo, he who'd contest
control of that dark-eyed gypsy woman. The characters sprang alive, moving,
in his institutional depraved mind, into a real form of flesh and blood as they
slid into the glass of the mirror. He watched. Music played. How the couple
skipped to the beat, their bodies entwined. Close. Closer still. Clapping.
Shouting.
”Ole! Ole!” STOP.

Now the keen edged razor quivered from mad Paulo's finger tips as he
self- mutilated ,chopping one ear,sending a cut across the throat and
hammering cork into his tortured head. It was his penance. He heard
his impossible cry through disjointed jaws and aching teeth: “I'm dead.”
He sobbed as El Diablo laughed at him.Father Paulo felt the swish of
more cuts until he cried, his face awash in gore and agony, aware his 
impure thoughts of the gypsy woman, his insatiable lust, once more
sent him, a sinner , to meet his god. Again and again , as is the curse
of madness.
The end


Submitted: June 02, 2010

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hawk_69

nice idea, nice story. reading it was, erm. . . awkward though. Gave a nice effect, stopped the words from flowing, kinda like broken thought patterns. i like :)

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 7:28am

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The format is the thing it went all over the place. But that can be fixed with time and patience.
Hi Thanks for reading Scream Again and for your comments. The story is simple enough Father Gomez has flipped his lip and all over a dark-eyed gypsy woman. Of course he is sorry. that's why he prays. But spot the contradiction all through the story, simply because this is madness, his madness.he wears a strait-jacket yet he holds rosary beads. Who does he wait for? God or the Devil? The devil appears to enter a painting of the gypsy woman hung on the wall. They dance. Excite Father Gomes to the point he must, he thinks , pay for his sins. He handles a knife and chops away. In his mind. But he feels the pain. Perhaps he feels better. You decide. And so on and so forth until near the end he reverts to back where it all started... in his mind... of course this story and any other one will end up in the graveyard, like all others , like Father Gomez and like us. The story is written a little around 300 words and it takes longer to explain every nut and bolt, especially when the machine works.Another read perhaps?

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 7:22pm

darkman1408

this is interesting but difficult to read, and it doesn't make much sense.

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 7:46am

Author
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Hi Thanks for reading Scream Again and for your comments. The story is simple enough Father Gomez has flipped his lip and all over a dark-eyed gypsy woman. Of course he is sorry. that's why he prays. But spot the contradiction all through the story, simply because this is madness, his madness.he wears a strait-jacket yet he holds rosary beads. Who does he wait for? God or the Devil? The devil appears to enter a painting of the gypsy woman hung on the wall. They dance. Excite Father Gomes to the point he must, he thinks , pay for his sins. He handles a knife and chops away. In his mind. But he feels the pain. Perhaps he feels better. You decide. And so on and so forth until near the end he reverts to back where it all started... in his mind... of course this story and any other one will end up in the graveyard, like all others , like Father Gomez and like us. The story is written a little around 300 words and it takes longer to explain every nut and bolt, especially when the machine works.Another read perhaps?

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 1:17am

Cleveland

Hi Hawk it is possible the format might have upset you. It did me. It wasn't what I wanted. But these things happen. Go with the flow and read as this is not an ordinary story of a priest gone mad over a dark-eyed gypsy woman. In there are the pointers to madness. It is a psychological piece, short but aimed to test . Watch out for contradictions . But are they there? Or is it the madness stirring the mind. And then because of a compulsion the madness shoots Father Gomez back to where he started and the horror is continued.
Itn't that what worry does? It makes us go in circles whereas concern lets us think about solutions. However, thanks for reading.

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 8:28am

Daylan Ephitis

That was realy cool. I didn't quite understand it first read, but I read it for a second and third time, then I got it.

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 2:38pm

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Thanks for reading. I wrote the words after an international artist invited comments for his painting. The painting is something weird and imaginative.
Thanks again

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 9:44am

Drumergirl33

It is a good theme and defintly will make a good book but you need to fix the format of it all so it makes more sense to the reader. But over all good.

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 7:42pm

Author
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That's hones. I agree about the format. When I had everything perfect and copied and pasted it the darn lines went all over the place. I think it was too late to do anything at the time. Mabe I'll have to re-type it again at some point. Thanks for your comment and good luck with the writing.

Wed, June 2nd, 2010 7:19pm

imagination101

ANOTHER GREAT STORY!

Sat, September 18th, 2010 5:49pm

Author
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I'm glad you found the story interesting. In there lies a a complex web. To tell the story any other way would have watered down the telling. And madness is a can of worms all on its own.
Best

Thu, September 30th, 2010 8:11am

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