Touch Off

Avatar Author: RoseTone ~LoA~ I can be reached at: stoneflowersofautumn@gmail.com "For creative Fantasy is founded upon the hard recognition that things are so in the world as it appears in under the sun; on a recognition of fact, but not a slaver... Read Bio

“Foarder, where are you?”

Her plaintive inquiry was like the meowing of a lost kitten, emerging from the smoldering ruin that wreathed her words in smoke. Our house had been reduced to a charred wreckage glowing red in the darkness of night. Barely a year ago I had carried her, my new bride, over the threshold now reduced to ash.

Carelessly dropped were the tools I bore, lingering heat made my ingress painful as I made my way to her. My darling was scorched and trembling. The smell of burnt hair and cooked flesh almost gagged me and I hovered over her. I knew that my touch would be a torture of pain beyond what she was already enduring.

She gasped, ragged and broken, coughing out a plume of smoke. Her eyes were full of soot and grime as she sightlessly turned her head toward where I stood. Her mouth worked soundless a moment before speaking.

“Foarder? Don’t leave me…”

As gently as I could, I kissed her forehead – tasting blood and seared flesh.

“I have to dear – there are more houses to burn.”

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  1. Avatar Jae

    Reading this makes me physically sick.
    Somehow reminds me of VFD.

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    She is literally blind now…

  3. Avatar Cariad Ceffyl

    So sad

  4. Avatar inky blue

    Wow. This is wonderful! Gore and love and heat and such vivid imagery. It was painful to read…