Old Scabs – Free Flash Fiction

You don’t want to, you really don’t. But the scab – dried platelets and blood – can’t be ignored.Try to concentrate on the smooth skin – not the red raised inflammation around the scab – focus, dammit, focus. Your fingers, your clothes, the air brushes against the scab. The invisible elephant makes it impossible to move, to breathe, to think. Dig with fingernails chewed and peeled and bitten with worry. The sharp flashes of pain are relief, any sensation besides the crusted deadened dread. You are surprised by the blood, by the wound. It will stain your clothes.It will leave a scar. Please note that the 100 Word Story Podcast is changing URLS to http://oneadayuntilthedayidie.com/!Based around Laurence Simon’s weekly challenge for the 100 word-stories podcast. The player above should have the audio for this week; if it doesn’t, you can find the audio here to download.
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