Sunday, July 10, 2011

From the diary of Thomas Pepper

A back alley in a big city, empty but for wind-blown heaps of trash, food papers and dinted cans. In the shadow of a doorway, a pale figure in a tattered coat. The head is scabbed and flaking as if with psoriasis. A boy is before him, on his knees, probably no more than sixteen. The jacket he wears was once blue. Nights spent sleeping rough in other doorways have grimed it like a garage floor. The figure rocks the boy back and forth.

The boy, limp, offers no resistence. His name is not important. None of his friends knew what his parents had called him anyway. This is an anonymous place; only the hot meat of the body matters, not the name. On the streets, everything feeds off everything else. You do what you have to, to survive.

Strong fingers dig into the boy's neck in rhythmic spasms of pleasure. There is almost no noise, only a soft moan rising and falling with the wind. There is the sound of suction, a grunt of satisfaction. Dribbling and dripping follow, fluid pattering on old newspaper.

Move nearer and a stew of stinks is strong in the air: rot and urine, vomit and cheap vodka, the smell of humanity gone to waste. Where the figure stands, the air is rich and rank with the smell of a butcher's shop window on a hot day. Then you notice the decay, the sick, intimate, coughed-up lump of stink like a tooth gone rotten in the mouth. The man smells worse than food forgotten at the back of a fridge, sunk to brown liquid and pulp.

The boy is pale. His neck lolls loosely. HIs mouth hangs open, a thread of saliva trailing from it. Dead eyes see nothing, or something far, far away.

Scabbed paw-hands with pulsing veins grip his shoulders tightly. Claws like two-foot catheters, gray as filthy glass, have speared through the padding of his jacket and into his body cavities. A red bubbling flow races through them, sucked up by the groaning thing. It rocks back and forth, back and forth in its pleasure.

The dead boy's face becomes concave under the suction. The eyes retreat into the skull. The lips draw back from the teeth in an involuntary grimace. He shrinks and crumples like a deflating rubber toy with bones in. The thing hsakes him harder, trying to loosen more fluids from deeper within. Its sucks harder and faster.

The boy's body convulses. There is a rattling gurgle like a child finishing a milkshake.

Slowly, reluctantly, the slick claws withdraw. The body silently gives in to gravity, collapsing backwards into the alley without any fuss. It has nothing of the human about it any more. The limp white carcass is just a thing; cold veal.

The creature's car wreck of a face is happy. It closes the teabag-colored gobs that were eyes. Most of its jaw is hanging off and the lips are burst and ragged, but it smacks them anyway, as if it remembered finishing a bowl of hot soup on a winter day.

The coat it wears is sopping with mucus and blod. But for that, it is a naked, rotten bulk of muscle, livid with wriggling veins. Hot blood vessels thread under the skin like fat cables, pulsing, bursting the surface. The little veins under its skin are livid and mobile as mealworms, itching. Those in its arms are swollen massively like sausagge balloons, gross, taut and shiny, needing only a touch to burst them. The whole creature throbs. A little blood sprays from the head, like a leak in a garden hose, where there are shallow pink trenches ploughed in the skull. The boy tried to fight.

Later, no doubt, hardened forensic investigators will turn pale when they analyze the necrotic matter under the boy's nails. The skin and flesh belongs to a body that has been dead for months.

13 comments:

  1. FIRST! FUCK YEA! >=( This pasta gave me some goosebumps, maybe because of my vivid and amazing imagination (FUCKING SCARY MONSTER O_O). This monster on my head seemed to be a fusion between Nemesis (Resident Evil 3 - Ps1), The Creeper (The Suffering: Ties That Bind - Ps2) and The Witch (Left 4 Dead - Xbox 360) o_o. Good history, I would like to watch a movie based in this.

    Message for Inu-chan: Hi Inunah, I read a lot of your pastas here and I think that what you do here, in this blog, is amazing. Showing us those myths and all of those stuff. I like scary things, as far as I can be almost easly scared sometimes, cause I am very sensitive and I feel, hear and see things a lot more than some persons, I mean, a chair falling could make me jump to the ceiling, not because I'm scared, but because it scared me in the moment and because of my reflects and instincts. But we're not here to talk about specific things about me. I'm here to say that you make a good job with all of this, as well the ones who write the histories. I can swear that I dreamed, long ago, with the most of those pastas, so, that makes me more scared. Oh, I sent a invitation to your MSN. Take a look ; )

    All yours...
    Lecram Daimem

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  2. Please, ignore the "hi" in "HIstories". Just... ignore those two letters, I wanted to mean stories, I'm a bit confused, 'cause it's already late in here.

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  3. Was this from "The Basketball Diaries?" But the difference is Leo DiCaprio didn't get killed while he was hustling.

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  4. I like scary things, as far as I can be almost easly scared sometimes, cause I am very sensitive and I feel, hear and see things a lot more than some persons

    XD

    Sounds like a crappy pasta. It's called being hyper-sensitive, and it's not as uncommon as you make it out to be. Me and some of my friends have the same thing.

    Also, I send Inunah a request on msn a while ago, but still no reply :(

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  5. Nice to meet you Miss_Elle. I sent her a request a while ago too, still no reply either.

    Yeah, I'm hyper-sensitive, and that isn't so good sometimes, 'cause I hear a chair going down them I jump like a crazy while screaming something like "HOLLY FUCK!" and my friends keep staring at me, but, even by that, I like being hyper-sensitive ^_^

    P.S.: I liked your "Fuck Yea" avatar xD

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  6. Not logged in right now, but I don't feel like logging in either.

    I didn't get any MSN requests. If you sent them when I was offline, I will never get them. Try sending them in between the hours of 12PM and 10PM, central time. If I don't respond within the next 5-10 minutes after that, then send it again. After around 6 or 7 tries, assume I'm offline and try in another hour or two.

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  8. EDIT: My avatar is the 'challenge accepted' guy ;)

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  9. I have a better idea =P Why don't both of you invite me? marcel.luke@hotmail.com (why "marcel"? Because it's my name. Lecram is my name, but inverted xD Why "luke"? When I created my MSN I was one of those Star Wars fanatic)Send the requests anytime. See ya.

    P.S.: Why I keep seeing shadows behind me when I'm alone?

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  10. Hey, namefags! Can you do this somewhere else? You are starting to get annoying.

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  11. While most of the descriptions were pretty solid the story actually went nowhere and amounted to all of nothing.

    I won't say what's here wasn't well written, just that it wasn't very entertaining and seems to be part of something bigger.

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  12. Seems like a crappy pasta. It's known as beingness super-spiritualist, and it is quite a bit less uncommon as you may pull round off to constitute. Myself but some of my friends have the same matter.

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  13. I have to agree with Xeo on this one.

    5/10

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