The cerise colored pills made Victoria vomit and feel emptier
than she had before. She felt holes upon holes were obliterating
her spirit. She quit eating and now slept all day until her
parents demanded she go back to school! They never did figure out
she skipped. One day her mother while praised her svelte new
figure pushed her out the door and told her to go back to the
prep academy. She then handed her a hideous cardinal lipstick
with matching rouge. Victoria figured out her mother also thought
she was a tramp for she gave her a tight skirt and russet top
that showed off her belly button. After all it was still winter!
Victoria pulled on her now oversized but familiar black sweat
shirt and pants to cover herself up. She then walked out the door
into a world where she did not want to be.
As she shook the bottle full of alizarian horse sized pills
that Dr "Zsa Zsa" had given her, she at once decided to do a
reverse Hansel and Gretel tactic. Her home was not made out of
candy nor did she want to be found out and return to her family.
As she dropped each pill on the ground she decided never to see
that freaky pseudo doctor again! She began throwing them harder
and harder, one after another as if they had been the stones that
built the wall which now defined her. Come to think of it she
was Angry she had ever been to see that demented doctor! The last
time she had left that surreal and spooky office a giant spider
was slinking down from the ceiling. She had also seen roaches
skittering into its dark corners. With a place that dirty how
could she ever make herself feel clean? She harshly wiped off
the lipstick onto her sleeve and used her saliva to clear her
face from the red blush that had stained her cherry cheeks. She
then headed to the familiar territory full of her beloved trees.
All of a sudden it began hailing big chunks of ice, golf ball
sized! She had no clue now where she was going to nor did she
care! She just wanted to forget the janitor and her horrible
neighbour. She could not sleep it off as she had before. She was
wide awake now. The ice kept pummelling her making her run
faster and faster. She had already known the heaviness of her own
tombstone as it crushed her chest. So many times she wanted it to
happen. Outside now the emptiness weighed more than any weight
or stone or circus sized elephant. She just wanted it to stop.
She just wanted to rest
Finally what had felt like brim stone abated. She was at the
clearing of a beautiful grove of birch trees. The air was now
misty and mysterious as she walked deeper into what she thought
were her sacred woods. She felt a calmness but only momentarily.
A large thin shadow like figure was walking towards her. She
saw it was a gawky stick like boy man the closer he came to her.
He was carrying what looked to be a bulky bulging bag of fruit.
The sun was just starting to break out when he smiled at her with
a chipped tooth. "Would ya like to have a picnic with me", he
asked showing even bigger gaps between his teeth. "I'm not
supposed to go with strangers" she said suspiciously . The man
boy took the dripping straw hat from his head and squeezed it
out. "Now I admits I don't come from around these parts but I
ain't aimin' to do nothin' you don't wanna do. You eat
anythings today? You look awfully scrawny as ifin you could use
a meal or two! Now me, it's way passed my time for eatin, I's
gettin' hungry." She only shook her head no. "well come along
then. I knows a nice place that ain't toos wet yet. We can haves
us a pignic lunch." He took her by her wrist and she shuffled
off with him. "by the ways-you like blowin'?" Victoria thought
he meant either bubbles or cigarettes Either way the rainbow
colors or flowing smoke would add some calmness and prettiness in
her horrid little world.
She didn't mind that the teen aged like man took a large
hunting knife out of his bag. She thought he might cut them a
slice from a loaf of bread. He had offered her a meal after all.
."Well ,whadda ya waitin for get to your knees gal", he cried.
She was waiting for him to spread the picnic blanket down.. She
hadn't realized his overalls were down below his hips. She had
her eyes closed imaging taking a bite out of a buttery croissant
and him blowing the first beautiful bubble and it rising free in
the air. "I said get", he roughly pushed her onto his lap and
told her to commence blowin'! She tried to scream , to shake her
head no. The more she moved the further down he pushed her. She
was gagging so badly her teeth could not help her escape this
time! "Now you gone done did it! I blew me a load!" He arose but
not before he spewed thick snail like slime into her mouth. He
stroked her chin. "You a swallow that lil honey and I'll gives
you more later." She was shaking and kept the goo hidden hoping
he'd stop watching so she would not gag on his disgusting
emissions. . Patting her on the head he took out the giant green
fruit from it's bag and plopped it onto the puddle of half melted
snow. He then took the knife and slit it open, stabbing it
through the center. "This watermelon here will be your belly",
he sniggered. "No women's have youngin's in the natural way with
me." She didn't bother to care that he scooped out all the
insides and had eaten almost the entire fruit. Pink juices
dripping down his scraggly sparsely covered chin. She wasn't
hungry. She wasn't hungry at all!
"Lucky me, I don't even have to take my drawers down to take
a piss. Now you stay here pretty deer. " He moved a few steps
away . Long enough for her to spit the vile poison from her mouth
like a bunch of wriggling worms. She spit heavily onto the rinds
of his left over water melon remains. Just in time. The urine was
still dripping from his private parts when he suggested she must
be thirsty. Then with his crooked, chipped, gapped and yellowing
teeth that made him look like a chipmunk, he told her what she'd
"We's goin' have us a nice littlin'! No matter how long it
takes. You swallowed my seed, nows you my wife! I can't wait to
plunge my knife into your juicy sweet little peach! I bet I'll
get me a cherry from it too!"
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