Ogre - (Rated R)

He rises. Foul covers thrown aside as mucous, clouded eyes open. Floorboards creak under his weight, shaken by thunderous farts as he starts the fire under the iron kettle filled with yesterday’s greasy stew, bones floating on top.

Out to the porch, and spit over the rail, then a full gallon of steaming yellow gushes from pendulous club, melting the morning snow, accompanied by yet more farts, then a belch and a loud yawn. Sounds echo off the dark cobwebbed forest line, sending a murder of crows flying in a flutter of black wings. Standing on the weathered wood, blinking, shaking off the last drops. Warts glisten on wrinkled skin in the morning sun. Gnarled fingernail picks something rotten from between discoloured teeth as escapes a cloud of stinking breath fogging the cold morning air.

They said the last ogre in Glenwood Forest died over five hundred years ago. They said. But one remains…

Ogre - (Rated R)

Katya Lavorovna

Joined March 2009

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Adult version of Shrek, maybe? High weirdness for me to write like this, but I’ve said before, I don’t choose what to write, it chooses me.

Nasty things in my head this morning. I awoke to some really ugly dreams. I went to the dentist yesterday. There was a lot of blood. I couldn’t get the taste out of my mouth all day and it made me nauseous (I vividly recall holding back a wretch as I spat and watched several big red clots slowly spiral down the brown stained surface of that little once-white sink by the dentist’s chair in the O.R. They didn’t even have the water running to rinse it down). The sight and smell of blood (especially my own) has always made me feel like I want to draw my hands up to my breast and just cave into myself, a constant, regularly occurring reminder of the mortality of this flesh and the decaying nature of all organic life. We are all rotten inside…

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