Wrapping my arms about you, your long locks caressing my face in the gentle gust. I reach up and stroke your hair back into place. I smile down at you, your clear blue eyes taking on an aquamarine glimmer in the brilliant rays of the sun. Leaning forward, I place a gentle kiss upon your full lips. They’re frigid beyond belief, not with lack of desire, but from the coolness of the autumn season. Wrapping the blankets tighter around you, I cuddle in closer, hoping to share my own warmth with you. You are all that matters to me. Was that the twitch of a smile I see? I laugh with joy as I hold you closer, trying to warm your cold body. I talk of plans we have for our future together, delight in allowing my mind to wander to the exotic destinations we’ll travel to as I describe them, knowing an eternity awaits us. My head upon your breast, I speak of such things for hours.
Looking up into your eyes once more, I see peace and tranquility there. I see my future reflected in those beautiful glistening orbs. Again, I arrange your wind-mussed-hair, make perfect your countenance, for you are perfect, and I’ll see you no other way. As I run my fingers through your luxurious blonde mane, my thumb brushes your cheek rougher than I would like. The smudge of your makeup reveals a bruise upon your creamy flesh. I kiss your cheek, I apologize profusely for hurting you. More makeup smears as my lips move over your skin. My brow creases as I look upon you again. Something is not quite right. Lifting myself to one elbow, I stare into your face… I begin to scream.
“Damn, man! Why do they keep letting her do this to herself? It seems cruel, if you ask me.”
“The Doc says it’s a form of therapy. She can’t come to grips with what she’s done. He thinks bringing her here and letting her lay on the grave might save her. More likely to break her for good, if you ask me.”
“I don’t know, man, it seems twisted. I know she was convicted on an insanity plea, but is this any less fucking sick than keeping your dead girlfriend propped up like some frigging Jenny doll in your bedroom?” He snuffed out his cigarette, “I mean, damn. Look at her. It’s like she’s really holding the dead chick the way she cups her arms… and the talkin’, it’s like she’s really talkin’ to somebody. Then the screams, man – I hear those fucking screams in my sleep every night. Why make her relive it over and over again. I think the Doc gets off on letting her dress up and do this. Why doesn’t he just give her some of those anti-psychotic pills everyone else gets? It’s been like five months now, right bro?”
“Shit, man. Don’t ask me – I just work here. There she goes, running toward the street again. I’ll get her this time, you just have the restraints ready.”
© Copyright 2013 Nina D’Arcangela. All Rights Reserved.
Coffin Hop Goodies!
How do you get them? Comment on my Coffin Hop 2013 posts on this blog – I’m posting something new each day, so keep coming back for more chances to win. When will they be announced? When the hop ends (after October 31st). What are they going to be? A surprise! I like surprises, don’t you? ;}
Don’t forget to visit my other two blogs that are participating:
Spreading the Writer’s Word
The Road to Nowhere…
and the Sirens Call Publications blog:
The Sirens Song
plus the blog for the writing group I belong to:
Pen of the Damned
and all the other amazing hoppers on the Coffin Hop list!
October 28th, 2013 at 1:49 am
Great twist! Smooth transition. 🙂
October 28th, 2013 at 9:46 pm
Thank you, Juan! 🙂
October 28th, 2013 at 9:11 am
Well I knew the person she was laying with was dead, but I didn’t see where you were headed with this. I loved it! Great stuff. You know you have never let me down with one of your stories. Great job.
Have a good week.
October 28th, 2013 at 9:47 pm
Oh, crap! I still have one to finish writing, now the pressure is on! lol
Thank you, Jimmy! I’m very happy and flattered to know you are enjoying my depravity. 🙂
October 28th, 2013 at 11:33 am
You’re stories always have such a good twist at the end, you never know what to expect. Really good!
October 28th, 2013 at 9:48 pm
Thank you, Paul! I usually end up somewhere unexpected… and that’s a good thing. I’m glad you’re enjoying it! 🙂
October 28th, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Hey quirky horror chick, I love this story! Fab.
October 28th, 2013 at 9:49 pm
Thank you, Cait!! It feels good to let the twisted bits wander a little. Happy you enjoyed it! 🙂
October 28th, 2013 at 1:58 pm
Aah, twisted Nina at her finest!! Yeeaaah, I absolutely love this flash!! As well your depraved little mind :}
October 28th, 2013 at 9:51 pm
Yeeeeesssss – my depravity leakes out. Though I’ll willingly admit I think this piece could have been tighter. That’s what I get for writing before 10pm! LOL
Thank you, Joe! I’m glad you enjoyed it :}
October 28th, 2013 at 2:24 pm
As always you manage to creep me out in the oddest of ways! Good job munkchunk!
October 28th, 2013 at 9:53 pm
Aha! My day has been made. Creeping you out in the oddest of ways was on my bucket list – check! LOL – Thank you, darlin! Much appreciated ;}
October 28th, 2013 at 2:39 pm
Spell-binding in a heartache kind of way
October 28th, 2013 at 9:54 pm
It’s definitely a sad bit of twisted prose. I hope you enjoyed reading it. 🙂
October 28th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
As I read I tried to imagine where this would end up– naturally I didn’t guess 😀 I never do which is one reason your writing is such a delight. The other reason is you are a brilliant wordsmith.
October 28th, 2013 at 9:56 pm
Sue, thank you very much! I take that as a wonderful compliment. And I’m very pleased to know you enjoy my writing, and my left-field twists! :]
October 28th, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Very creepy therapy.
October 28th, 2013 at 9:59 pm
Indeed! A whole new twist on ‘shock therapy’ – no electric bill required! (though one of the drivers might need therapy himself when the Doc’s little experiment is over) See, the tale never ends, only the words come to a halt. ;}
BTW – I loved your Fantasy/Sup post today. So much fun to read!
October 28th, 2013 at 10:08 pm
Oh wow! Awesome story!
October 28th, 2013 at 10:15 pm
Thank you, Teresa! I’m very happy you enjoyed it! 🙂
October 28th, 2013 at 10:51 pm
Well, I certainly was surprised and I liked it.
October 28th, 2013 at 10:55 pm
Thank you for putting a huge smile on my face! 😀