This was again part of the 100 Word Stories Weekly Challenge. There’s no voting this week, but you can still go and listen (and read) the rest of the stories over at the 100 Word Stories site. If you just want to listen to mine alone, you can do so using the player below. (If the player’s borked, try this link.) Also, the background music is from the awesome Ghosts album by NiN, via the Creative Commons license. And now, on to the story.
The screams were in my head. It was all too much. Keeping up the house. Having the newest car. The stupid forms at work. Her marathon shopping sprees. The kids deciding their new hobby was too boring after we’d rearranged our schedules. Working twelve hour days to afford it all.
Even the dog growled at me.
Then the bum bit me. Twelve hours later, and I’m infected like him. It’s simple now. I hunger for human flesh, and I kill. And I eat.
The screams are outside my head now.
But my mind is at peace.