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Genre / Action / Word

Horror / Planting a seed / Inseparable

The monstrosity’s tentacles removed Brenna’s gag once a day. Precious seconds elapsed before gruel was forced down her throat and she was re-gagged. Enough time for a few words each day.

“Let me go!” A look of disdain in its four, ghastly eyes.

“I can help…”


Later, the three aliens would torture her. Biologists? She’d wondered.

No. Just sadists. Especially the other two.

“Have you noticed…”

“…that you’re different?”

“That they’re inseparable?” A pause?

“And you’re…”

The tentacle full of gruel lingered. A moment passed.


The seed had been planted.

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