Murdered Whores

Avatar Author: Abby (LoA) Gonna miss you guys so much. My 'official/professional' email is: abbywall2440@gmail.com in case anyone wants to keep in touch! Read Bio

I stood beside the corpse of the latest victim. The morgue was cold but peaceful, gloomy but strangely tranquil. And I just stood there, staring at the little white body under her little white sheet. Her skin was so pale, so perfect: long arms and long legs and a long back beneath thin, pointed breasts and a taut, empty stomach.

I knew I was inspecting her like meat. I hated myself for it.

Harry had closed her eyes. He wasn’t usually so sentimental and yet there was something about this girl, something particularly haunting that demanded closure even from professionals.

I lifted her wrist, brushed my thumb over the tattoo that decorated her vein. Eyes wandered to the inside of her elbow; the star scattering of needle scars that sat there, ancient pin pricks suddenly so dark on her translucent skin. I let the arm drop with a dull slap.

Sixteen years old. I sighed. There was something about this girl, something that reminded me of who I used to be, and what I owed it to her to become again.

A killer.

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  1. Avatar Robert Quick

    Ooh, very interesting but oh so dark! I get a female Dexter vibe from this, like this is just the beginning (whether it really is or not). I can imagine the slap of the girls arm echoing meatily in the silence of the morgue. Glad to see that you have butchered your writer’s block.

  2. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    It’s funny, just as I posted this I thought “oh no! I hope they don’t think I’m copying Dexter.” I don’t even watch the show! lol. Cheers, I hope I’m back for good. =)

  3. Avatar Robert Quick

    I never thought you copied anything. I thought maybe you were inspired by. I apologize for immediately realizing your fear >< As for the last sentiment- me too.

  4. Avatar Jim Stitzel

    Beautifully written. You conveyed a wonderful sense of empathy for the victim and sympathy for the MC.

  5. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    Very Dexter. Love the descriptions of the translucent girl

  6. Avatar Reaver19

    Oh Abbey how I’ve missed your words and flair for the macabre. A nice little dark one here and do I smell a prequel/sequel?