Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wicked Blood

This story includes blood and gruesome events. I (the author) advise people with weak stomachs to not read this unless they desperately want to. Thanks!

The fairy lifted its head, its mouth covered in blood. It blinked and cocked its head before placing one of its long claw-like fingers in its mouth and sucked at it. It smiled, showing pointy teeth, and dug into the deer’s carcass. It took out the heart and made a bloody mess as it ate it.

The girl had frozen when she stumbled upon the eating site. Everybody knew a fairy attacked when it was disturbed while eating. It was why she stopped, rocks digging into her bare feet, the wind whipping her nightgown around, her tears clinging to her cheeks.

Maybe she wanted to die when she took a step and another one until she was standing in front of the carcass and the fairy.

Her life was hard at home. Ever since her sister died from a fairy attack, her parents can’t stand to look at her, or talk to her. The silence made her insane. Her only companion the ticking of the clock and the silence. Always the silence.

She crouched in the dead leaves coated in the deer’s blood and stared into the fairy’s black eyes. They continued to stare at each other as she reached into the body and pulled out an organ; she didn’t know what it was, but she still took a bite out of it. Blood and other liquids ran down her chin and neck, staining her nightie.

She ate the whole thing, never blinking, always staring into the empty abyss of the fairy’s eyes.

She wiped a hand across her mouth. The fairy opened its mouth. “You shouldn’t have done that.” The fairy’s voice was low and gravely, not what she expected. She didn’t think the fairy could talk and not so well. Its lips pulled away from its teeth when it talked, the teeth gleaming in the moonlight.

It attacked her. It flew across the deer, its claws sinking into her shoulders and its teeth into her throat. Her mouth was opened, but no sound came out. The fairy had already ripped out her throat. Her eyes stared upwards, into the moon.

More fairies came and they dug their nails into her skin, pulling away layer and layer while they ate it like chips. Blood ran and they licked at it. A few giggled. A few traced their nails around her remaining skin before plunging in.

Her life didn’t end until the main fairy yanked out her heart and ate it.

She didn’t scream, not even once, but she had a smile plastered on her face when she died.


KT Simpson said...

That was, um, slightly disturbing. But amazing.

ashelynn hetland said...

Thank you. :)

PaoMtzP said...

I really liked it. You're an amazing writer. It was a little bloody, but still incredible.

erica m. chapman said...

Wicked. And well-written. You have a gift for description. Disturbing but I love that she smiles at the end. Makes me wonder what she was thinking...

Great job!

ashelynn hetland said...

PaoMtzP: It's suppose to be bloody. :) Thank you!

Erica: Thank you! It makes me wonder what she was thinking too. There's so much mystery with this short that even *I* don't understand it all. I do like it...

Anonymous said...


Okay seriously though -- I love the tone of this. OH it reminds me of the Silence episode of BtVS! Only creepier. and we all know I lovez me the gore. xD

Favorite line: She ate the whole thing, never blinking, always staring into the empty abyss of the fairy’s eyes.

I'd love to see you write a novel like this -- not necessarily *this* storyline because I think it's good at this length -- but the horror aspect, and the overall Voice of it. *thumbs up* Love it. =)

ashelynn hetland said...

:) thank you.