Inside – Day 5
Scratching my ear, I feel something long and thin move away from my finger. Something covered in fine wisps of hair, something that slithers backward and draws into itself, much the way I have snatched my own hand away, clutching it with its blood covered finger to my chest.
Crawling again to the bathroom and scaling the sink, I open a drawer and reach for my scissors intending to cut away a chunk of hair to more easily see inside my ear. As I grab a handful of hair, I realize that the clump I’m clutching is slowly pulling away from my scalp with a sickening sucking noise. Tendrils of a thick sticky substance adhere to the skin for a brief moment before slopping to the side of my face. The exposed tissue is raw, puss covered and stinging – the small globules of fatty tissue clinging in place.
With a terrified grimace, I turn my head ever so slightly to allow the light to shine on my ear. There! Just like the shadow scuttling behind my eye, something quickly moves further into the darkened recesses of my ear canal. Barely able to stand on quivering legs, weak from hunger and brought to the brink of insanity by this infestation, I pull my long tweezers out of the drawer – the medical ones, and with a shaking and still bleeding hand, I begin to reach into my ear hoping to extract what is hiding there.
A sharp nip warns me to go no further; I drop the tweezers and my other hand slips off the slickened sink as I crash to the tile floor. The coolness of the stone a brief reprieve from the molten pain I feel in my head and throat.
But not us, we are the ones who see…
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.
In honor of the tour, I’ll be giving away a goodie per day to one random recipient who leaves a comment on each post. My prizes will come in the form of e-books, print copies, eZines, and an unending subscription to The Sirens Call eZine as well. (plus there may be a rubber duckie or two) All prizes will be randomly selected on November 1st, as per the Coffin Hop guidelines found here on my Coffin Hop 2012 page, along with a list of the other bloggers. Please don’t forget to visit the Coffin Hop Blog for news, updates, delirious ramblings, and magnificent posts from the other bloggers as well!
October 28th, 2012 at 4:12 am
October 28th, 2012 at 9:01 pm
October 28th, 2012 at 9:25 am
Every time I start to think you can’t possibly come up with another beautiful homage to the nasty gross-out and terror that is Halloween… you do!
October 28th, 2012 at 9:02 pm
I hope the upwards spiral of beautifully gross continues! ;}
October 28th, 2012 at 11:42 am
Excellent writing. Thanks!
Jolie du Pre
October 28th, 2012 at 9:03 pm
Thank you Jolie! ;}
October 28th, 2012 at 8:23 pm
Keeps getting better and better!
October 28th, 2012 at 9:04 pm
Thank you Zombie Minx! :}
Don’t forget to hop over to Julianne’s http://www.dayswiththeundead.com to follow the creature Grudge match going on for Coffin Hop!
October 28th, 2012 at 9:49 pm
Just gets better and better… See, I told you I’d be back. I haven’t even finished going thru the list yet. *holds finger over mouth* Shhh! Don’t tell anyone. 😉
October 28th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
I’ll never tell 😉
Thank you, not only for the kind words, but for coming back as well! It’s gonna get more lovely …er… grotesque as it winds to it’s Day 7 conclusion – but Shhh! Don’t tell! LOL
October 29th, 2012 at 8:32 pm
October 30th, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Ahhhhhhh… a lovely comment indeed! ;}