Inside – Day 3
Oh God, I think I threw one up during the night. It’s lying on my pillow, but it doesn’t look like I expected it would. It’s far too elongated, thin and withered as am I, almost a milky grey color. Covered in mucus, mine or its own, I cannot say.
It twitched! I know I saw it twitch, I didn’t imagine it. Frozen in fear, I stare wide eyed at the collapsed carcass of the thing on my pillow, hoping it was my imagination. It twitches again, not my imagination.
I leap up, tangled in my own covers, screaming wildly. It still lies there making a feeble attempt to move, I think it’s dying. I feel a sloshing in my head. I moved too fast, screamed too loud, they are scuttling insanely about inside my skull. I retch, and retch again. Vomiting up more, I realize that they are no longer only in my head but have found a way to travel into my throat! The thought makes me retch yet again. They are agitated by my convulsing; I can feel their vibrating urgency to quell their host. Oh God, please get them out of me!
The pounding in my head is beyond bearable, the heaving of my starved body uncontrollable; afraid to breathe yet terrified I won’t, panic begins to set in as my body spasms of its own volition.
Things others have not seen…
Come with me over the next week, as I spin my tale for Coffin Hop 2012. This will be a story told day by day – on the final day, encapsulated into one post.
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October 26th, 2012 at 1:54 am
YIKES! That was SO DISTURBINGLY COOL! ^__^ I mean, ew .. I mean, awesome … but ew. Seriously ew… ewwwwawesome?
October 26th, 2012 at 12:19 pm
ewwwwawesome… hmmm, ewwwwsome! I Love it!! That’s the word of the day – ewwwwsome!
Thanks Amy, disturbingly cool and ew are both greatly appreciated! ;}
October 26th, 2012 at 10:40 am
I think it would be worse throwing one of these nasties up as you described, Nina, as opposed to simply feeling it do cartwheels inside your head.
I’m enjoying the series so far!! 🙂
October 26th, 2012 at 11:53 am
Yes, throwing up one (or 5 or so) up would be fairly horrifying! I’m glad your enjoying my sick little descriptive 🙂
October 26th, 2012 at 11:45 am
now that is scary
the worst thing is I can imagine that and smell it
October 26th, 2012 at 11:56 am
I had a much more visceral description in place at first, but dialed it back so that each reader could imagine it in their own way. I’m glad to hear that it worked! ;}
October 26th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
You know that wringing sensation, like your guts are a washcloth in the hands of somebody else?
Thanks for reminding me.
October 26th, 2012 at 6:11 pm
You are more than welcome Alex, it is my pleasure to disturb! LOL ;}
October 26th, 2012 at 11:34 pm
“Who’s ‘Mr. Body’? My name is Dennis.”
October 26th, 2012 at 3:19 pm
Nothing works up an apetite like the writhing, mucus-covered, parasitic nightmares you’ve concocted. Another great piece!
October 26th, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Thank you Alex! I’m glad you’re enjoying my little nightmares buddies – writhing and mucus-covered only makes them that much more fun. ;}
October 26th, 2012 at 5:37 pm
You write beautifully, and I have a new blog to follow:)
Happy #CoffinHop !!
October 26th, 2012 at 6:04 pm
Thank you very much Anne! 🙂
October 26th, 2012 at 10:16 pm
I adore this story.
October 26th, 2012 at 10:55 pm
Thank you hun! 🙂 🙂
October 29th, 2012 at 8:29 pm
I hate throwing up in general and this just makes it worse:P
October 30th, 2012 at 4:20 pm
I’m with you on that one… and barfing insects has been a secret fear of mine since childhood!