Fifty Words Story: The Debt Collector


Whistling, he enters my room. My heart races like the hooves of a doomed deer. Leaning close, he pricks me, then takes a hanky from his pocket; wiping my blood from his horn.

My soul oozes from the hole he made in my skin, and it pours into a jar.

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