Love and Let Die

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
A very short story about how much love can take away from you.

Submitted: February 18, 2012

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Waves passing over the shores. They push and pull at each other just like small children fighting over a toy. I watched as the sea salt stained the setting sun and my guilt-filled heart. I tasted the bloody tears trickling down my cheeks. Accompanied with the sea salt, it reminded me of life. The taste of the two was a horific delight. I wanted to avoid it but at the same time I couldn't help myself. The intense burning inside my heart spread itself through my body and confused me. Why was I standing on the shore bleeding from my unharmed eyes? Did it occur again? The curiosity of it all drove me mad and I had fallen to my knees as the thoughts and questions continued to annoy my puzzled mind. Then I heard a voice say, "The answer you seek is beneath you. Just look down."

I looked down at the mangled body and my blood covered hands and clothing. Was this my answer? I wanted to be sure so I looked at the body's face and everything became so clear to me. That morning we walked hand-in-hand and when the sun began to fall so did the last few grains of sand in his life's hourglass. Her shackles were released and she took over my body, hungry for flesh. It couldn't be helped since it was my job. His death was inevitable, and sad. Yet at the same time, among the splattered bones and guts all dripping with the foul stench of his blood, I found it to be quite beautiful and relaxing. As if it was always my intent to kill him, the man of my dreams whom I had loved very much. I was happy and satisfied with this answer and the shackles were placed upon me and her again as they took me away...


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