Archive for the ‘Pen of the Damned’ category

Pandemonium

THE DIE IS CAST -- Staring out at the city of death, an exhausted Hannah sat sucking into her lungs the humidity that drifted in through the empty windowpane. On a side table, her dinner plate of raw meat was brimming with life as a cadre of beetles enjoyed her...

Bad Company

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THE WATER IN THE WELL IS DARKER THAN YOU THINK — “So, am I correct in assuming that you only go for our white women?” Richard asked, spearing the slice of grilled pork with his fork and jabbing the meat into his eager mouth. Here it was. The moment of…

The Roommate From Hell

DAY 3 -- I have a new roommate. And he’s the roommate from hell. I realize that phrase is thrown around a lot, usually to describe housemates whose behaviors range from the mildly annoying peccadillo to acts of full-blown psychosis. You know the type. We've all had them. But this...

Diseased

Daemonwulf Diseased

ILLNESS HAS TAKEN CONTROL. I’m infected. Chewed up by an army of secrets, I’ve felt a thousand sets of viral teeth feasting on me over the years. I shouldn’t have let it happen, but there really wasn’t much I could do. The noise surrounding me is deafening. It’s a tremendous…

A Fouling Wind

Papa’s gone. I’m alone. All over again. As dusk is swallowed by night, I peer through the glass of the front door at a world that carries on without me. In the dirty, etched glass that serves as my window into the world I rarely enter, the reflection I’ve grown...

Eternal Incineration

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EVERYTHING I ONCE HAD IS GONE. It wasn’t a lone thief who’d snuck in during the middle of a single night to clean me out. It was instead a series of small burglaries, committed by an efficient team over more years than I recall. Their robberies began when I was…

Wretched Harvest

NORTH GEORGIA - A stale wind blew through the Appalachian woods, sending the branches of the trees into a frenzied dance and driving a flock of birds from their nighttime perch. As they took flight, she coughed. And when she did, she coughed up blood. Bitter warmth streamed into her...