It ended with two bodies on Mars. Their bleached flesh was sucked stiff against their bones. Eyeless sockets stared through matching glass helmets. Many years of consumption had brought us to this point – the day we would discover why our kind was doomed to be alone. We knew this fact from birth, as a … Continue reading The Backwards Kind
At first, I thought my scars were the reason why he’d changed.
The floorboard by the bed creaks. Soft footfall moves away, growing quieter and quieter until… Another creak. This one is more of a groan. A throaty groan that means they are at the door. There’s a hole there, maybe. A big hole that has since been hidden by wood. That’s why the creak sounds like … Continue reading Pretending To Sleep
The heat clung to my throat, suffocating me, and the fear…
You’re always saying I should have more confidence.
Thick fingers grip my throat.