Cold #3 

The girl was there in the floor. Cold and lifeless.  Her limbs spread like wet pasta. Her eyes open and grey. 

Agent Baldwin walked through the house. His clothes wrinkled. He had grabbed whatever happened to be laying across a chair in the middle of the night, when he got the call. 

“What’s the story, Sarah?” He asked while rubbing his eyes. 

Sarah just looked at him. 

– how long do you have? 

She asked. 

– I’ve got a female adult body. With no markings of any kind, dead in her own home with no signs of breaking or entering. More than that…

She stood up and stood closer. Whispering while looking straight ahead. 

– I’ve got three more bodies from across the county.  All the same.  

– shit. 

Baldwin took his phone. And texted Janice. 

– I’ll get Janice on it. I better bring her some chocolate cake for this one. 

– you’d better add beer and pizza 

Sarah said dryly. 

– it’s going to be a long summer. I hope you already got your PTO in. 

Cold #2

The bell jingled for the third time. Elisabeth sat up in bed.

 “Lou Lou?” 

It was a little girl’s  voice.  

She fumbled in the darkness to check her phone. 3am …

The hallway was pitch black and felt longer and colder…

The bell jingled again. 

“Lou Lou.” 

There in the darkness at the end of the hall. Was a little girl …

She tried to breathe…she didn’t have children… and she didn’t babysit…

The girl just stood there

That’s when elisabeth saw the dark figure behind the girl. It’s big eyes 

And smiling face. 

The clown holding a bell and a knife 

“Lou Lou” It said. 

The girl laughed

Elisabeth grabbed the wall looking behind her. 

“Lou Lou.” 

The little girl laughed again.

And the bell rang one last time.

Frayed

When I’m broken down
And I cannot mend
When my walls
They’re armed
So much more than armed
That’s when she walks in
Her hair on fire
Her eyes burning bright
We share the same
Darkness
We try for the light

I’m not warm
I have nothing to offer
I have nothing to give
I am
If anything
Frayed edges
Anxiety
And stars burning out
Dying

She takes my hands
And looks me in the eyes
” how are you?”

I’m fine

“Are you?”

No…
No I’m …..

And she warms me
This is what we have
We separate
But we pull each other
Back together
Again
And again
Until the end

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