Sunday, 15 August 2010

Slow Decay

He stumbled a little. The pain in his foot had been growing.

He sat down on a bench and took off the shoe. The sock was sticky at the big toe. Gingerly, he pulled it off to find a rather large hole at the end of his toe. Later, he remembered thinking how remarkably little blood there was for something of that sort.

He turned his foot around to get a better view. That's when he saw the maggot inside his toe, eating away at his flesh. He woke up screaming.

He could still feel it, inside his toe. Quickly, he pulled up his foot to check. Nothing. Sleep didn't come back to him for a very long time.

He felt it on the bus, going to college. Frantically, he pulled his shoe off to check again. Nothing. 'Get a grip,' he told himself, pulling his windcheater on and stepping into the rain.

Through three classes, he paid rapt attention, willing himself to concentrate on anything else. His friends found it odd that he was so quiet.

In his head, he was screaming.

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Avantika A. said...

Do you remember all your dreams: :) :P

jhayu said...

@ Avantika.
Just the ones that didn't let me sleep for a couple of days.

Mystique said...

I like.

jhayu said...

@ Shorty.
=) Zengzyu!

Preeti said...

The last line said it all.
Edgy.
Liked. Very much.

Neha said...

Even I had a similar dream some time back. Couldn't sleep for nights after that. :) This post brought back those memories, and how!

jhayu said...

@ The Maiden.
= ) My posts are almost always about the last line, no? Must try something else.

@ Neha.
Saari for bringing back the memories! Though you used smiley, so I guess I'm okay. =P

Preeti said...

It's also something that you do so well. Summing up a thought so neatly in one line is not easy. but yeah if you are willing to try something new...why not?

PS: anything you write will be good, anyway. :-p (been a long time since i raved, na)

ramma said...

You are really good!!
i love ur posts!!! =)

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