“My past is everything I failed to be.” ~ Fernando Pessoa
Z writhed through bouts of slaughter.
An eternal splintering of that moment(s).
Here, the push. The electricized rail. The train.
Here, the backhand. The kick. The stairway. The neck.
Here, the rifle. The scope. The contract. The hit.
Here, the airlock. The depressurizing. The ejections.
Here, the bolt, the honed Bowie, the smile.
The neck. The liver. The heart
The blood. The blood. The bisection.
Trespassing under sea, through the stars, across the multiverse, homes, hovels, a maze of mazes.
There was no end.
Z slayed everywhere.
It was too much.
It was too much.
It was, too much.
body locked killing blows body locked ejected released hired passion hunted hunter poisoner stalker ripper strangler clown giggling gouger monster butcher mad-man/woman self-defense abuse insanity cold-stone drugged drunk protection protecting pro-active suicidal sadistic black widow peeping tom cowboy vampire torturer exsanguination executioner
Z’s hands dripped red.
Z became another moment.
Z’s eyes closed, teeth clenched, long exhalation.
Z collapsed into Fetal Prime.
This is the day Z doesn’t die
Z was/is/will be
Sunday, April 2, 2021: A list!
Monday, April 5, 2021: D
Comments/feedback are always welcome.
Gosh! That got intense fast!
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Saying hello as part of the #A2ZChallenge
Well, Gotta leave ’em wanting more. Have to wait until Monday. I’m just getting started.
We’re totally hooked and can’t wait to read more of your writing!!
I started to explore your site. Very interesting. I’ll do a deep dive as soon as I can.
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Wow- you are really getting psyched by the mass shootings going on!
I have been, but the mass slaughter wasn’t on my mind while I wrote this. Possibly squirreled down there, but I was already getting the basis of D and E set up.
Crikey Stu, talk about upping the anti early on! I’m agog as to where you’re going next. Fortunately I’m behind, so have more chapters to read RIGHT NOW 🙂
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I know I was letting things “float” in the first two. Something had to happen. It did.
Will it have ramifications later on?