Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Prompt: Bite

Magnum Opus

"Another neck wound?"

"Yep, two half-inch deep punctures, one and one half inches apart, with the usual bruising."

"And she’s drained?"

"About six pints low."


"People are talking."

"This is ridiculous. Do they really believe...?"

"But what if they’re right? It does look like..."

"Wait, you’re not saying you believe..."

"Well, maybe..."

- - -

I unzip my duffel. I have tools to clean. I lay them out on the bed – rope, IV needle and tubing, a stout awl. I empty bags of blood into the sink.

Forget the circles, or the bigfoot prints – this is easily my best hoax yet.

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