Day 96 – Hunger Pains – YouChallenge Short Story

They all sit around the table, no one really knows what to say or do, so they all just sit there as he tears into the sandwich like someone who hasn’t eaten for several days. He looks up from the food, his cloudy, lifeless eyes look over his family and he smiles a dirty, rotten smile.

“What’s everyone looking at? Haven’t you seen someone eat a frekin sandwich before?” He asks.

“I-I-I-It’s not the sandwich Wilhelm, its you, y-y-y-your dead,” Lukas says as he looks at his brother.

“Don’t seem like I’m dead, in fact I feel better than I ever have, you on the other hand, you look old, and so do the sprouts,” he says as he stuffs the sandwich into his face again.

“It’s because you’ve been dead for eight years.”

He chokes on his mouthful of sandwich and spits it back out, onto the plate. “Eight years? Bullshit?”

“Why the hell would I lie to you?”

“Because you’re a penis breath, that’s why, so where the cameras? When’s everyone going to jump out and say, got you Uncle Wilhelm!”

“It’s not going to happen, because, you’ve really been dead for eight yours, but not only that, what I don’t understand is you were cremated, how in the hell can you be here if you were cremated?”

Wilhelm stares at his brother through dead eyes, as his brain tries to turn over, as it tries to piece together what he’s been told and then he takes another large bite of the sandwich. “How the fuck should I know, I woke up in some shitty hotel and realised where I was, so I thought I’d come over for a surprise visit. Besides Alice fainting, the kids screaming and you wetting yourself, I thought it was a good visit so far,” he says as he flashes another rotten smile.

“So you don’t remember anything else about how you got here?”

“Didn’t I just say that?”

“I know, I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page.”

“Fuck the same page, if I’m supposed to be dead what the hell am I doing waking up in some fucked up hotel, hungrier than I’ve ever been before?”

“That would be my fault,” a voice says from the doorway, they all turn to see a woman, standing against the door, her hair a mixture of red, pink and green, bright purple lipstick covers her lips and a multicolour rainbow covers her eyelids.

“Gwen?” Wilhelm says.

“Who the fuck is Gwen?” Lukas asks as he gets to his feet, “What the hell have you done to my brother?” he says, she grabs him by the throat and stares at him with her black, soulless eyes.

“Paying a debt, you should be so lucky, enjoy the time with your brother, because soon the hunger will take over.” Lukas gasps for breath as she releases her grip and smiles towards Wilhelm, “We are even now.”

“Did we need to be?” Wilhelm asks as he shoves the remainder of the sandwich into his mouth.

“Pig, you weren’t going to escape me in death like you did in life, I will have the last laugh, and it will be the loudest,” she says as she disappears into the darkness of the night, he lets out a maggoty burp and rubs his stomach as it lets out a groaning noise as he feels his hunger build.

“Tell me you’ve got something else in this house I can eat? Because I could eat a baby elephant right now.”

 

END

The challenge was, ‘Uncle Wilhelm is back.’

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow wow wow Matthew 😊 Lines sound awesome. Loved it so much.

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    1. Thanks so much, it was an interesting idea, originally I wanted to do a sort of Uncle Buck type story, funny, silly, but instead, I ended up with this, thankfully it worked better this way.

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      1. Matthew you have this amazing talent of serving delicious meals in the form of yummy , funny words……😋😘

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      2. Haha, thank you, I’m glad you’re enjoying them, because all this, it’s really just the beginning of the tour, along the twisted roads we drive, into madness, and beyond.

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  2. Very nice. I love all things macabre. And I really liked how she called him “pig” before the end lol

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    1. Thanks, I really liked how this one came together, the idea I had for where I wanted it to go when I sat down, was not where it ended up.

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  3. cote8050 says:

    wow, i am hooked and fascinated, your writing is wonderful! As time allows i will go back and read more… thank you for reading my poem and for the follow, I shall return the favor and look forward to reading more of your work, it really is great! Michelle

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    1. Thank you, I find each day brings a new twist and turn on what has come before it, and like the reader, I find myself on the journey as well. Unknown where the story will go, or how it will end, I speculate as I go along, and most times, I’m wrong. It’s like they live, breathe and control their own destiny, and I just share them with the world.

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      1. cote8050 says:

        I completely agree… I have two books I am working on, have been for years and the story lines and players are really writing themselves now, people who don’t write don’t understand, they think I’m crazy, maybe I am! but it is such a good crazy!

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      2. I totally agree, the depth you get from being outside and allowing the characters to control their own fate is amazing.

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  4. teaismyjam says:

    I absolutely love the way your mind works!

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    1. Thanks, it’s more of a switched off approach than anything else, so it’s lack of my mind working, and taking away the ability to spend anymore time on it, really makes the stories more raw, and, I hope, nine times out of ten, allow them to hit their mark.

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      1. teaismyjam says:

        Yes it really does work!

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