49 Days Until The End – Perhaps – Short Story

Perhaps, a word used to possibly answer a question, without actually providing one, I know, in my time, I’ve used it to avoid honestly answering questions I feel incapable of answering at the time, be it for personal or more complex reasons.

Why am I telling YOU all this? Well, doesn’t it make sense? Doesn’t it open your eyes wide with understanding?

No you say. Well, this is truly interesting indeed.

I know it may be hard for you, considering this being the first, true moment we, you and I, have, in our somewhat twisted, visceral, ebbing,  flowing, this way, that way dance, actually laid eyes on each other, but, we have concocted conversations with each other, to the point where we both feel neither you, nor I, are strangers to each other. So, we should be able to do away with such disillusions, and let our coverings fall to the ground, exposing our nakedness to each other in ways others would scream in horror at.

Yes, I’m talking about stripping away the skin, the flesh, the bone, everything, and becoming one with each other in perpetual ecstasy, forever.

What? You don’t share these feelings, you think I am sick, and need to be punished. Well, then, I have a secret for you.

Come closer.

Closer, right up to the screen.

Good, now that I’ve got your undivided attention, answer this question for me.

Can you feel it?

Sorry, you don’t understand?

Let me make it clearer then, I’m talking about that tingling on the back of your neck, that aching, just behind your left ear, reach up, feel it.

Do you feel the warmth?

Do you feel the opening?

Grab it, pull the flesh away, become one with me.

Still no?

Then, if I were you.

I wouldn’t turn around.

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Matthew Tonks

People are surprised when reading Matthew’s stories that he’s a sane forty something year old, happily married, father of one, employed full time and dream of dark disturbing things that any sane person would never even contemplate thinking of. But it's true, he’s toyed with writing for most of his adult life, but has always found the peg a writer must fit into is not the shape he wished to be. His writing can be described as lamenting, long, concussive (yes it smashes you in the head), compulsive, and stuffed with rhythmic communication and violence, let’s not forget the violence. His own opinion on his writing is this, “You see, I don't just want the words to seep into your mind, but into your soul, showing you images of blood and beauty through, volatile language, violence, sex, love and sin. My muse takes different shapes, and every now and then you can see her shining her wicked smile in some of my stories, tempting you with her promises, but ripping your heart out instead.” So have a look, and take a seat in my wayward ride, as you join me while I purge through, this twisted road of madness.

3 thoughts on “49 Days Until The End – Perhaps – Short Story

  1. Good lord, 49 days still to go Matt. Highly impressed and, if you don’t mind me saying, I think your writing is much improved by the journey. This piece is excellent…well most are…but this is an accolade above excellent. Meant to come over here more, but writing has kept me off blogging for a while…although I gave you a shout out recently…here

    https://fictionisfood.com/2017/02/18/versatile-blogger-award/#more-2196

    Hope you don’t mind! I know it’s titled award thingy and one is supposed to nominate others, but I prefer to shout out good bloggers rather than say “Oi, you MUST do it!”

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    1. Thanks so much, I enjoyed the idea of having a conversation with the reader, well, not necessarily a conversation, but an enlightened figure talking directly to the reader anyway. Thanks for the shout out m, my writing has stifled my reading blogs time as well, I’m trying to get a couple of bigger stories finished to do something more with, but time is something not as available as I’d hope, but, I’m trying to dedicated what free time I do have to the right avenues. Thanks again for your kind words, they are always appreciated 👍

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      1. It’s a tactic I like to use too to draw the reader deeper into the words or make them identify with a character. Done right it’s proper page turning stuff. No problem re shout out. I’m trying to do that more often nowadays as payback for low post rates of late. Blog reading is also suffering too. Author and writers, I find, cant simultaneously blog all the time and write novels. Not with families at least lol. Time is always the adversary there. Still, as projects see closure then I’m intending on reading more here too. Keep it up Matt, I’m looking forward to the next instalments…even if I don’t have time to comment on them all 😱

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