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TITLE (EDIT)
Burning Sulfur
DESCRIPTION
Man Kills and old friend. Story is about his actions he takes as the police arrive. The words in italics are from an outside narrator.
[454 words]
AUTHOR
Michael J Musto
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
young author who writes supensful or mystery stories. I enjoy reading anything poe or poe like.
[November 2009]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
[email protected]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (9)
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Cat And Mouse (Poetry) Man is robbed late one night on his walk home. [310 words]
Finding An Exit (Poetry) A women comes home from work to a drunk, abusive husband. [330 words] [Thriller]
Frostbite (Poetry) - [48 words]
Pain Inside The Study (Short Stories) This is a story about a man who is attacked and abducted. It is the story through the victims eyes. [855 words]
Shadow Of A Man (Short Stories) Story about a librarian Rick Street who is troubled by his sister's death. Her killer is now out to get him. I wrote this story for a class. It's a short story that I feel can eventually be turned i... [2,159 words]
The Crack In The Wall (Poetry) A boy is stuck inside this "ghost" house. He's never been more scared in his life. Something I wrote one night when I couldn't sleep. I wasnt tired so I took out my notebook and went at it. [224 words]
Tying Up Loose Ends (Poetry) Man comes home to find another man in his bed... story about the actions he takes. [532 words]
Burning Sulfur
Michael J Musto

The smell of burned sulfur still circulated the room
This was anything but clean or easy
Splatters on the wall resemble a painting by Jackson Pollock
My stomach was churning at the site of his body
Remorse quickly comes and goes
Just like our friendship had
Iíve had my back stabbed one too many times
At least when I killed him he saw it coming
I let him quiver at my feet as I cocked my gun on his forehead
I heard more apologizes tonight then I have all my life
Itís not my fault though
He brought this upon himself
She was mine, not his
I thought he was my friend

Thereís no doubt the neighbors heard the gun shots
They were always nosey
And Iím sure the police are on their way at this very moment
I could make it look like a suicide
But that would be giving him too much credit
As if he knew that no one cared about him anymore
I doubt he even knew I was mad at him until he couldnít think anymore
The way I see it, Iím doing the community a service
I should be given a medal, hell I deserve a key to this city

A grin grows across his face, as someone knocks down the door and a group of officers run up the stairs
Iím in here!
Three Police officers enter the room, while he sits against the wall next to the corpse
ďPut down the gun!Ē
He refuses to listen and holds it on his lap
ďI said put down the gun!Ē
He starts to laugh, quickly turning into a cackle
He raises the gun towards the officer speaking
As he pulls the trigger a barrage of bullets fire towards him
Blood seeps out his lips as he falls over towards his victim


What did I do wrong?
Thereís a pressure on my chest thatís, thatís, unbearable
Every breathe feels like my lungs are being ripped open
It stings!
It stings so badÖ

Tears roll down his cheeks
His hands unsteady, the same way as when he squeezed the trigger
His blood adds to the mural on the wall behind him
Heartbeat from a stone heart slows,
Slowly fading until it stops completely


This was once a house, now itís no more than a battlefield
Two lives taken
Neither needed to happen
The first was killed over a lost friendship
And the second was over a lost mind
I know I should feel sad
But I refuse to be upset with what has taken place
Why should I give a shit about humanity;
When humanity refuses to act in any other way then inhumane?
As the killer took his last sips of air, he still felt no real feelings of remorse for what he did, only about what has happened to him
He questions why him, and believes none of this was his fault.
As his body goes limp and the room is silent
The burning sulfur once again owns the night


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© 2006 Michael J Musto
STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
November 2007
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