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The Eclectic Pen - The Hanging

By: Sky S. (Misa-Misa)   + 20 more  
Date Submitted: 3/8/2009
Genre: Horror
Words: 324

  This is a story that I wrote about a year and a half ago. I was pretty pissed off at everything and so I wrote this. I know it's a little intense, but I needed to let it out somehow. Anyway, tear my writing apart any way that you want to when cricizing. I know it's not all that good.


Tears fall silently down my face. I am crying because no one cares. If they did, this wouldn't be happening. I carefully stand on the chair placed under the rope. As I slide the loop over my head, I say my silent goodbyes. I slowly step off of the chair until my feet are dangling, letting the rope tighten and go taut. When most people hang themselves, they go for the quick and easy way. Not quite painless I suppose, but close enough. Although, my choice was to feel it slowly rub against the skin of the neck. To hear it creak and groan, and to bask in the delight of my breath slipping away. I feel my lungs constrict, clenching in an ever tighter grip. My hands futilely claw at the folds of my clothes. I don't have the energy to reach up to my neck. Now the rope has turned. It has become a large hissing snake, and my eyes start to close, my vision going blurry. As I feebly try to resist the darkness I try to contemplate the reaction that people would have. But the lovely hissing sound tells of maggots. Maggots that I can feel squirming through every inch of my skin. Worming their way through my insides, chewing the few things that my empty body has left. The only food source that they know of. Maybe I should have written out a letter. I probably should have. One that included the part about getting not buried, but cremated. My last act on this earth. Oh, well. Too late now.

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Kami (Kidsey) - 3/8/2009 11:14 PM ET
Oh no!!!!! As I read this there was a chill crawling down my back! Misa-Misa! You did this to me! Your writing is AMAZING!!!
Marta J. (booksnob) - 3/9/2009 7:57 PM ET
It's more than a little intense! I'm glad you're in a better frame of mind.
Kimberly Z. (chiKaD27) - , - 3/13/2009 8:23 PM ET
Wow. Kami and Marta pretty much said it all for me. But I do have to say that this is very moving and actually well done.
Blake B. (Blakeish) - 3/17/2009 12:54 PM ET
WOW! Don't worry, no one will be tearing this story up with bad reviews ;]
Sky S. (Misa-Misa) - 3/20/2009 6:19 PM ET
Wow. Thank you all for the comments. I guess the saying "You are your own worst critic," is completely true... At least for me.... Again, thank you all for the positive comments on my work.
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