If I Go Back, They’ll Beat Me

I have a dark grey rock in my pocket. I used to have a black rock, but I gave it to James. James has blonde hair and possibly an old, depressed skull fracture and he really needed a rock.

The darker the surface, the more of your anger, or fear, it will absorb.

The rock I gave to James was the color of ichor and well polished. I tried to be sure it hadn’t retained any of my feelings, to take everything back. I feel sure that, now that he depends on it, it wouldn’t let anything out.

I told them to take him away, and they told me I shouldn’t have let him shower and given him my clothes.

I told them a human wouldn’t have left him the way he was.

Let’s make something together — vanwyk.work

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