Monday, February 11, 2008

Where You Been?

The moon moved into its full phase, releasing William’s inner demons. He grew still and looked out upon the world in general and his loved ones in particular, with hatred so powerful that he shut himself behind closed and bolted doors to prevent any damage that he might do in his possessed state.

Only at this time of the month did his vision contain a bright and choking red haze that enraged him. His blood stormed through his veins. He alternated between cold spells that burned him from the inside out and heat so severe he shook uncontrollably. During this time he could tear his flesh from his body or throw his carcass upon the jagged rocks below his bedroom window. Only the distant thought that normalcy would come again prevented him from committing suicide in a gruesome way.

He felt the disease as it began to infect his brain and changed his behavior. After years of searching himself, he could now tell when the chemical composition altered in his body. It crept upon him slowly and allowed him to warn those he cared about to hide from his other self; the self he wished no one ever had to see.

20 comments:

  1. Hauntingly written! Sort of a chemical werewolf.

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  2. Actonbell: Yeah, all the myths are real.

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  3. I think work meetings affect me in the same way...

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  4. VE: I'd be more entertained and less cranky if I could bite someone at a meeting.

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  5. Incredible excerpt. I hope I get to read it all someday.

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  6. Nice imagery.

    There's a new Pinoy soap opera that has a werewolf for its main character.

    Interesting stuff indeed.

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  7. Sounds like a good book...

    I get this way when my male family members refuse to do the simple things I ask of them!

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  8. Have a good break but come back soon ...

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  9. Tantalizing Nessa. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  10. To, my old blog reader,

    Just read your love predictions for february. And it IS so true. SO SO true.

    from,
    first time commentor, many time lurker,

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  11. I love your little glimpses but wish they could go on and on.

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  12. I was thinking a werewolf. But he still has a chance to beat it, because he wants to protect the ones he loves...

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  13. What a great opener for a story OR book! Dr. John and I both want more!

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  14. wow...I am so glad I read that early in the morning instead of late of night. Haunting!

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  15. Wow, I could have kept reading if you would have kept typing. :)

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  16. It's weird that I've felt this way at times during my cancer treatment. My radiation treatments end this Thursday, the 21st. It's a full moon that night.

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  17. This reminds me of my PMS days. Seriously, you write a good haunting tale. You do. Now I'm spooked.

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