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TITLE (EDIT)
They´re Coming
DESCRIPTION
Horror short-story.
[341 words]
TITLE KEYWORD
Horror
AUTHOR
Fermin Moreno Gonzalez
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fan writer having published at the Eldritch Dark and Poetry DownUnder, among other magazines.
[August 2006]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
ferminmg@ micorreo.cai.es
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (26)
A Volte Penso A Te (Foreign) Another little poem in Italian. [25 words]
Acrósticas (Poetry) Poemas acrósticos. [181 words] [Romance]
Ante Costas De Otro Mar (Foreign) Mournful poem. [110 words]
Antes Que Muera El Milenio (Foreign) Poema. [177 words] [Spiritual]
Ballad Of The Two Stakes (Poetry) Horror epic poem. [605 words] [Horror]
Caged Emperor (Short Stories) Fantasy story. [288 words] [Mystery]
Cantiques De L´Abysse (Foreign) French horror poem. [93 words] [Horror]
Cual Batir De La Marea (Foreign) Poema. [67 words] [Spiritual]
Ebony And Ice (Poetry) Fantasy prose poem. [463 words] [Fantasy]
El Viaje A Ti Debido (Foreign) Spanish poem. [81 words] [Romance]
Farewell, Love (Poetry) Farewell poem. [124 words] [Spiritual]
Grim-Winged Meeting (Poetry) Short-short poem. [28 words] [Horror]
Idolatry In Zalahar (Short Stories) Weird story Klarkashtonesque. [2,701 words] [Horror]
Les Larmes Coulent (Foreign) French youth poem. [34 words]
Liber Beneficiorum (Short Stories) Short-short story. [375 words] [Science Fiction]
My Vaulted Love (Poetry) Gloomy poem. [182 words] [Spiritual]
No He De Querer A Nadie (Foreign) Poema. [93 words] [Spiritual]
Offrande (Foreign) French horror poem. [155 words] [Horror]
Sogno Di Te (Foreign) Little poem in Italian :). [21 words]
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The Hermit (Poetry) Mystical poem. [127 words] [Mystical]
Tidal Purgatory (Poetry) Mourning poem. [119 words] [Spiritual]
To The Lady I Loved (Poetry) Mourning poem. [113 words] [Romance]
Versos Sangrientos (Foreign) Poemas torvos. [253 words] [Horror]
Wherein Dwells My Love Of Yore (Poetry) Mournful poem. [94 words] [Spiritual]
Worm´S Feeling (Poetry) Bizarre poem. [199 words] [Literary Fiction]
They´re Coming
Fermin Moreno Gonzalez



Trapped. Chained. Tortured.
Existence is just a brief lapse of lonely oblivion between abrupt cliffs of sheer agony. Maybe there was a different life outside the darkness of the cage. A life of intact flesh and unbroken spirit. No iron claws, no grim-minded wooden engines, no crunching leather strips. Men of uncovered faces not to be begged desperately.
But I lie. I´m not alone. There are eternal companions that never leave me. The Iron Maiden stands still facing me, showing me her sardonic and expecting metallic smile in such an arousing way that I almost miss her stinging and somber inside. Only she deceives me now with another unexpected lover. I can hear his dim moanings into her. The rats plunge in from the blackness of its cover to lick the oozing blood at her feet. After that they´ll desire something more. And they´ll have it. They had mine.
The growing rumour of menacingly quiet paces fill the stinking air. They´re coming.
They´re coming.
Which one will be their prey this time?
Perhaps the old no-eye to my left. He cannot hear or see, but has an splendid nose and having already smelt out their arrival, he begins to quiver convulsively. They are really fond of the poor devil. His insane yells dig into my mind as painfully that I do really want him to be tortured.
My right side companion is different. A delightful and silent one. His face once and another manages somehow to express to me a myriad of deep and elaborate thoughts, and like that, we are wont to loiter maintaining a morose in-chattering. They cut out his tongue.
Then there is the boy. An idle expression of utter madness masters his dumb face. His dripping eyes blaze with an animal-like flame. Long time ago, they took him apart and inflicted him a punishment too hard to be eye-watched. I´m afraid of that. Even torturers can get ashamed. And future blood-lusted sins will do to forgive themselves past ones. On demolished bodies and bent, salaamed wills.
They´re coming.

 

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
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