The Curse

“In the end, it was true…

I can remember it as if it was yesterday… I was four when that old woman yelled obscenities at my mom, saying that one day I was going to be as dry as the desert we were trying to cross then… she threw some sand on me, and then spit blood on my face… before she could do anything else, my dad finished slashing her throat with his knife, just like he had done with her husband a few moments before…

Mom washed my face with the little water we had left… why did she do that? did she really believe in that woman’s words?? She could have saved it!… I’m sure she would have survived the trip if she hadn’t use even the last drop on me… I wish I could have died instead of her…

20 years… who would have thought the curse would take 20 whole years before taking effect… I don’t know how longer my dad will be able to keep bringing me food and water… he’s old now, he can’t be making the trip through this desert every month! That truck of his will not be able to stand the heat much longer either… I just should lay on the ground and become a part of the desert… I don’t belong anywhere, either way!… it wouldn’t be much of a difference… I’m already a part of it…"

The Curse

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A short horror story Max wrote some years ago and which garnered him some attention in some obscure writting circles…

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