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night terrors

Updated on September 16, 2010

"My knives are sharper than your knives," I said. I thought it was fair enough warning even though he didn't catch it.

He had thought he "found" me at the bar, thought he seduced me. Had no idea that i had followed him there. Had no idea that i had been watching him for weeks now, and knew it was a certainty that he would be taking the first woman willing back to his place.

I needed this. I needed this score to feed the child growing inside of me. Its one thing to go for a while without food, its another entirely to let the child inside of you starve. How surprised i had been that i had gotten pregnant. How shocked i was that i even could. My kind doesn't necessarily have a reputation for bearing children. Just special i guess.

As crazy as it seemed to me, i actually enjoyed sex with this one. Must be the hormones. Do i even have hormones? I don't know, all i know was that i had never enjoyed the obligatory pre feed sex before. You have to get them good and tuckered out before you can overpower them , you know. And since most men fall asleep almost immediately after, well, dumb shits make it easy. My ongoing rationality is that they deserve it for being so rude and so unguarded.

A woman would never take a man back to her place and just fall asleep, leaving her body and possessions in danger. Its sex and salutations when your talking about a woman. Were not that stupid.

I stared at him for a time until i could sense the depth of his sleep. "My knives are sharper than your knives..." I whispered again. I smiled to myself, and ran my hand across my bear stomach. "Hush now little one, your strength with will come...mama's gonna feed you."

I reached for my things, and watching his breath, slid the wrapped up knife out of my bag. I sighed at the thought that because of the baby, I would have to do this regularly now instead of just when the hunger became dangerous. You can go too long with the hunger, and attack someone at a CVS. Better to plan it. Better to be careful. Better to be fed. Stray cats used to keep me satisfied, but not now. Not that the hunger had grown.

I slowly stepped towards the bed. I paused in a loose floor board, and pulled the knife back fearing he would wake.

I guess i really tired this one out.

Raising the knife high above me head, i smiled and screamed "My knives are sharper than your knives...!!!"

I stabed him in the chest. He awoke long enough to scream in horror, and just as his scream peaked, i shoved my fist into his chest and ripped out his heart.

His eyes rolled back, and he was still. The heart was still beating, and i sat cross legged on the floor and had my dinner. A heart is only worth eating when its beating in terror. Kind of like a well timed sufle'. I slowly dipped the last piece into his chest, finished my meal, and licked my fingers. I felt a kick. Baby was satisfied.

But for how long? Not only was it me i had to feed now, but my own child. No more once and a while cons. And when it was born, that meant two cons a night. I thought of just letting it starve, but then again, it was surrounded by vital organs. Kind of like an all you can eat buffet. No doctor in the world could get rid of it for me. No heart beat, no abortion. I'm pretty sure that's somewhere in the policy.

I grabbed my stuff, got dressed, and headed for the door.

I glanced back once more at the remains of Nathen Kite, but looked away quickly... too full to look at anything edible.

"Nathen", i thought, with my hand on my stomach..."what a nice name."


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      the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      awe, ur getting a special treat for being so complimentery

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      stormoverdestiny 5 years ago from Deep within the heart of the storm

      This is so awesome. So fresh and original nothing nowadays could ever hope to compare to this. I hope you write a follow up and make it into a novel. It has so much potential.

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      the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      you can't be everything to everyone. But you can be something to someone.

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      Johnny Love 6 years ago

      well i know what i am not, but that could take a lifetime to type

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      the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      your something alright

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      Johnny Love 6 years ago

      well i guess thatmeans i am something.

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      the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      nah, i was excited when i wrote it. your not sick your just not one of the drones.

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      Johnny Love 6 years ago

      omfg...i am strangely excited about this image. guess i am a sick one. i know i am not alone.

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      the pink umbrella 7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      poetvix- i have a feeling you and i are going to be great hub friends. havnt had a minute to look at your stuff, but i read your bio. im excited to read your hubs, and ill make a minute tonight to do it.

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      poetvix 7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Totally amazing! I so fell into this. The dark feel of this mingled with the protective vibe of impending motherhood mixed into a most intoxicating write. Too impressive!

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      the pink umbrella 7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      Thanx jeff. your such a loyal reader. There might not be much more of this because the one person i love right now has a totaly wrong idea about who i am and why i did what i did. I really do love him, and he became my muse. But now thats gone. i really dont know how much longer im going to be writing. i kinda feel like its dying for me.

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      Jeff Berndt 7 years ago from Southeast Michigan

      Normally I don't read fiction on hubpages, but I made an exception for you.

      Good stuff. Neat concept. Rated up.

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      MrKnowledge 7 years ago from Tacoma!

      Hmmm I like the new style of writing. and I made my profile pic a little bit more like the ones that you do :P

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      the pink umbrella 7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      mike- thanks so much for your comment. yes, im not sure what she is, and as for her child, yes if hungry, it may start eating her from the inside out! I always love your comments, and am eternally humbled evertytime i get an awesome comment about how someone likes my writing, as i have said before. Thank you so much

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      Mike Lickteig 7 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      At first I thought of vampires also, but it was clear pretty early on that this was something extra. The internal debate regarding how to deal with the unborn child was well done--what is the best way to handle an unborn that feasts on human blood and, if necessary, its mother's organs? That was appropriately macabre. This was extremely well done, and your narrative is always excellent. What you describe is so easy to visualize.

      Thanks for another superb bit of writing.


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      the pink umbrella 7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      sligobay- i didnt even think about vampires when i was writing this one, so im not sure if thats what she is. You know, stephen king once said a short story is lie a kiss in the dark from a stranger. I really like that, so its short stories for me from now on. No ongoing stories. We will all just have to wonder, myself included, if our dear character has a healthy normal baby, or a twisted killer baby, or even if the mother makes it out of the pregnancy without being eating from the inside out! Im cooking up something else in my head that will probably end up being a bit longer, but i dont know. See, when im going to write something, it kind of feels like theres something on the tip of my tongue until it reaches a point where i put finger to key, and just explode into a little creation. So when the writing comes, you guys know second after me. i do feel like it might be the same theme. Maybe a different perspective. But no ongoing book like stories! Thanks for your comment, you always have awesome input

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      sligobay 7 years ago from east of the equator

      Pink- your new profile pic is lovely and your story is simply superb. I like the Vampress stalking and seducing her meal for the sake of her unborn. I liked the nice twist that suggests that the fetus would feed on her own organs if she didn't keep the "damned" thing satiated. You can ride the crest of this wave for nine months - or is the gestation period different between humans and vampire. I certainly wouldn't know. Great Hub.

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ..reads like poetic cinema - film noir of the mind - and Hannibal Lector would be proud - lol lol - (speaking in metaphors of course) and the heart is a metaphor for life - when we have it - we live we love we desire we hunger - when we don't have it - we are lost - we are empty - we are in a void -

      You certainly write with a lot of heart - and this piece almost stopped mine - yes this is courageous, brave and daring - well, just like you!

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      Faye Constantino 7 years ago from Florida

      This is brilliant! I have night terrors (not so often any more) and thought this was gonna be about that, LOL. But NOOOO Stephanie is eating somebody's heart! Great job, I loved it.

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      JayDeck 7 years ago from New Jersey

      I am going to watch people at the CVS a lot closer now. Thanks.


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      masmasika 7 years ago

      Weird but I like how you composed it.

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      Debra Allen 7 years ago from West By God

      That kept me interested. Nice short story.

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      the pink umbrella 7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me. asked for it. you asked for all of it.

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      Jade 7 years ago


      Eat my heart out.