remember how i’ve written a horror-crime series some time ago? i’ve started it up again. i’ll be posting them weekly at morbid corvid.
i didn’t think i’d ever revisit this setting, even though in my mind, each story i’ve ever written is typically in the same world, but sometimes characters have more to say; more to their stories.
here’s part one.
MADRID, NM: 22:39 hrs.
The body is ordered quietly alongside the miry vein of the dirt road, surreptitious, unnerving in the forlorn look of it for seeming uncannily etched there or precisely carved and pale-painted, right into the southwestern landscape; it is grotesquely exquisite.
The body has ceremoniously rested here a long while, awaiting discovery with a mute patience, and in its dreamless death it doth rest eternal; some elsewhere realm they say the ancestors embrace her troubled ghost. Here the body she left behind lies with spatters of old, dried blood being wetted and carried red and away by baptismal raindrops soldiering over her. The young hands are draped aesthetically on bruised ribs, and she seems coldly to glow in the defunct amnion of night. A girl too soon returned to earth with filth caught beneath the fingernails; a hint at an earlier struggle evidently not won. The face and…
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