Melodramatic Muse

I watch the tiny monster watching me. Its beady eyes never leave my face, its smile a hungry sneer. It turns my stomach sour, but I can’t look away. Panic strains against my chest. clawing to get out. A swell of terror poised on my lips, the slightest nudge from the demon enough to set […]

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Personal gargoyle

It clung to the footboard of her bed like a miniature vulture waiting for something to die. Blankets pulled tightly to her chin, she stayed motionless praying it didn’t notice she was awake, afraid light reflected in her eyes would give her away. It never moved from its perch, only sat and waited. Smaller than […]

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Wintry winds

Blair huddled under a quilt, her legs tucked underneath her. A steaming mug of coffee in her hands, a splash of Bailey’s added to fortify her. A wintry wind howled outside her window, whipping the trees into a frenzy. Their brittle, rimed limbs scrapped at her window. She imagined a demon clawing to get in her house, […]

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Demon within

Twisted tightly within my breast lies in wait A feral demon, foul and terrifying. Coiled, set to strike at its vulnerable bait. The fiend’s fabricated facade belying Its true predatory nature, starved for prey. Small and grim, destroyer of hope undying. Each of us toils to hold such a beast at bay, Struggling to control […]

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