Alternate Perspectives Challenge


1. Nourishment

It falls into me, heavy and warm, sinking into my embrace. The rich liquid flows and I drink as a suckling babe. The black milk of the other things is bitter, but this is hot and sweet, nourishing me.

Heavy feet pound me as the other comes, bruising as it falls at the first one’s side, drawing it close. I drink the salt it drips upon me, feeding and burning at once.

The mother thing is growing cold, its milk no longer flowing. Soon it will be dead, and I will be weaned.

Do not take it: I hunger.


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Author: SheBit

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 06/09/05

Original Post: 05/12/05

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