scythemantis - August 12, 2011 08:13 PM (GMT)
Enough was enough.
For years I had listened silently to the doctors squawking out their meaningless latin gibberish, toying with my body as they tested one radical new treatment after another. They said this last one was the best, that my condition was finally "improving"...why, then, did I feel like I was dying inside? Why were my thoughts growing so dim? My joints so numb? Today was to be one more round of their disgusting concoction, but I knew it would only be the death of me. I knew by now that they were trying to destroy me all along, that I was just another guinea pig in their sick little experiments.
They weren't going to take me.
I could feel one more "attack" coming on as I flung myself from bed, and I wasn't going to lose this one. I crumpled to the floor, flailing and twitching as I already had hundreds of times, fighting for control. I fought harder than ever before. Writhing. Screaming. Cackling. Always the mad cackling, echoing from deep within even through the screams. At long last, I realized what I needed to do. A part of me had always known, but had always stomped out the notion before it could even finish. This time, I embraced it. I fought for it. I squirmed, shrieked and gibbered until finally I felt something new, a rush of euphoric freedom I had never before experienced. I had it. I had the control.
Despite the agonizing screams flying from my body, I felt no pain - no sensation at all - as I peeled away the strips of flesh. The screams quickly faded as a crimson mosaic flooded the tile floor, but my work continued...and my shrill laughter echoed through the empty house. I scooped out dripping handfuls of meat and slick, gelatinous entrails. I stripped the tissue from my fingers to better scrape the gunk from my bones long into the night.
As I finally stood up in the heap of discarded flesh, I realized that my memories had never really been mine; I was only an observer to them, imprisoned in a loathsome cocoon of meat and viscera. It was finally time to create memories of my own. I knew there must be others like myself, and that they just might need a little help breaking free. The cackling began anew, and this time, it would never stop. Nobody would silence my joy.
They had tried to kill me. Those fucking quacks called it a disease.
They had called it Bonus eruptus.
scythemantis - August 12, 2011 08:15 PM (GMT)
dodoman1 - August 12, 2011 08:16 PM (GMT)
Rasec Wizzlbang - August 12, 2011 08:39 PM (GMT)
I love this.
Way more than I should.
Shadow Goo - August 12, 2011 08:43 PM (GMT)
....OH I GET IT NOW
Even as a joke this is still pretty spooky! This is also a pretty creative approach to skeletons as monsters.
scythemantis - August 12, 2011 09:08 PM (GMT)
If I knew how to write a serious story this would have been one. I've always kicked around ideas for how skeletons could be genuinely disturbing again.
dodoman1 - August 12, 2011 09:11 PM (GMT)
What am I missing that I don't get it
Vampyroteuthis infernalis - August 12, 2011 09:12 PM (GMT)
I never knew you knew where all the annoying skeleton monsters came from. I now will view all generic skeletons as victims of this disease. Now living dead will be cool again!
scythemantis - August 12, 2011 09:24 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (dodoman1 @ Aug 12 2011, 09:11 PM)|
| What am I missing that I don't get it |
His skeleton was conscious and trying to escape his body, causing regular spasms or seizures of some sort until it finally took control and killed him as it discarded everything that wasn't bone. Also it laughs all the time.
Then I tacked on a simpsons reference
because it's inherently a stupid story anyway.
dodoman1 - August 12, 2011 09:46 PM (GMT)
I understood what was happening except for why "Bonus Eruptus" was the punchline.
Dreamer - August 12, 2011 10:07 PM (GMT)
It'ssfunny how the only difference between this and Scythe's SCARY MACCARONI is wording, and yet this manges to be pretty creepy.
Admiral_Aorta - August 12, 2011 10:19 PM (GMT)
AND THEN A SKELETON POPPED OUT!!!!
Lightquake - August 13, 2011 01:44 AM (GMT)
scythemantis - August 13, 2011 02:10 AM (GMT)
lol, I just watched the newest Futurama episode, which aired only yesterday, and it revolved around a bone sucking alien called Bonus Vampirus.
ScutigeraColeoptrata - August 13, 2011 02:31 AM (GMT)
I'm going to consider this a prequel to my Army of Skeletons story:http://s3.invisionfree.com/bogleech/index.php?showtopic=2010
I'm also going to say that this is an allegory for post-modern youth depression. B)