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Back You are here: Home Stories Words for the People Short Stories February 2011: Bleeding Hearts Palpitations
Monday, 31 January 2011 18:35


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She fractures my dreams.

I wake up coated in a sheen of sweat, a shadow passing in front of my apartment window. Cotton in my mouth, teeth marks on my chest, there is a stinging sensation up and down my back, my sheets dotted with blood.

Mine or hers?

I close my eyes and her laughter drifts to me, her lips at my ear, my neck, her bite an aching anticipation, her gentle embrace a heady bliss.

At the window, I see her boot prints in the snow below me, the world outside gone dead.

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Richard Thomas

Richard was the winner of the ChiZine Publications 2009 “Enter the World of Filaria” contest. His debut novel, a neo-noir thriller entitled Transubstantiate (Otherworld Publications) was released in July of 2010. His work is published or forthcoming in such places as Shivers VI (Cemetery Dance) with Stephen King and Peter Straub, Murky Depths, Pear Noir!, 3:AM Magazine, Word Riot, Dogmatika, Opium, Vain, and PANK. In his spare time he moderates at The Cult writer’s workshop.

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