Horror dark body horror

We Never Are What We Intend

By Holly Lyn Walrath
Apr 16, 2020 · 981 words · 4 minutes


Art by Christian Kunath.  

From the author: A story about the darkness inside of us.

We all have a little darkness inside. Except mine is real. I see it when I look in the mirror. I turn my head to reach for a towel after showering; the mirror is white with fog and from the corner of my eye my shadow moves—like it’s got a mind of its own. Like it’s waving hello. It’s not there when Benny comes to stay. I’ve been asking her over a lot more.

I play video games a lot. Halo, Call of Duty, Silent Hill, all of those shooting games where your character wields some heavy ammo and a...

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