The KillerThe KillerThe Killer4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The thing about not being seen, is not to act suspicious. You walk like you belong there or have a sensible purpose. Take what he was wearing at this very moment: a simple brown delivery man's outfit. Simple and effective.
The nice thing is that he hadn't gotten any blood on the uniform from last time he wore it. Heck, he wore it last night. That meant it still worked and still could be used.
So because of those idiotic cops, he's going to need it once more. One more time to show them. But that's ok, not a problem, just a bump in the road.
He liked to think that it was the motivation to push up his plans. Let 'em think that he's dead and fell off that building. Then he wanted to see their face when they see that he survived and is still killing.
He was always good at surviving. At wriggling out of a messy situation.
So here he was walking casually into an uptown high rise carrying a big brown box. He planned on doing this for a long ti
Animum FrangitThis monster has never been seen, neither has its existence been proven. Yet its influence had affected many people's lives. It does not eat plants, neither flesh, nor blood for it has no tangible body. It is a spiritual being that feeds on people's anxiety, on fear, anger and frustration. The usual amount of these negative emotions being felt by an average human is not enough to most of the Animum Frangit. Moreover, everyday calamity, caused by coincidence are no delicacy and do not satisfy the ambitious hunter.Animum Frangit3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For that reason Animum Frangit of a certain age learn how to harvest the emotions they desire by concentrating their efforts on one individual. They sneak up to their victim like a shadow, preferably at night, deeply penetrating the human's soul. Old hunters see their prey's deepest concerns and pain, forcefully pulling them out, no matter how well their owner has hidden and locked them inside. The other Animum Frangit learn about these feelings by testing their victims:
Mommy Please stop cryingMommy please stop crying!Mommy Please stop crying4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Mommy where did that bruise come from
It looks black and blue and painful.
Mommy why are you wearing those glasses
Is it to cover up what daddy did?
Daddy why did you hurt mommy?
Daddy don't lie I saw you hurt mommy
When I was hiding under the stairs
I saw you make her cry.
Daddy why are you mean?
Daddy what is in that bottle?
I don't like when you are drinking
It makes you mean
It makes you hurt mommy
Mommy please stop crying!
Mommy, daddy please stop fighting
I can't stand to listen.
Do you fight because of me?
daddy don't hurt mommy I can leave
just please stop fighting please.
Daddy what did you do?
Mommy stopped crying
But now you are being taken away by men in blue.
Is it true?
Is mommy with the angels?
I don't understand you hurt mommy
But mommy isn't crying.
Men in blue
Can you bring mommy back
Please don't take daddy away
Please don't leave me alone.
Please tell me why?
Why did mommy leave me?
Why are you taking daddy away?