A few months back, the lovely people at Rooster Republic tried something a little different: an online anthology of bite-sized horror doled out of the course of several weeks. And all of them--ALL OF THEM--absolutely, positively, 100% free to read.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give to you: Two-Thousand Word Terrors, and my particular contribution to this science experiment, Ravenous:
Ravenous | J.B. Rockwell
Butter-soft skin sloughed beneath the pressing knife’s edge, its shining blade keen as starlight. Lyceae sliced with practiced movements, every stroke precisely measured, right down to the wrist flick that separated meat from hide.
“Lovely, lovely, lovely,” she purred, lapping blood stains from the blade. The flesh in her hands so fresh it quivered, the spigot cored into the skin suit’s donor collecting scarlet nectar she guzzled down.
While alone at the center of her chambers, her trussed-up, trembling meal finally expired. Heart drained of all its life-giving fluids, flensed body pending from meat hooks with all its muscles on display.