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Flash in the Pan

She winced slightly as the blade drug across her forearm.

The blood welled up along the cut and formed a drop at the end.

It would take nearly three weeks to heal because she would pick the scab off so it would scar. What was the point of a sixth trophy if no one could see it?

 

Welcome to “Flash in the Pan”

Welcome to the blogoversary edition of Flash in the Pan.

Closing the month of the 75 word upper limit, this flash fiction is 57 words. The word for this week is drug.

If you are playing along for Flash in the Pan, or would like to join for the first time, visit the Flash in the Pan page to learn how to be a part of the second edition of FTP.

Happy Flashing!

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What could the cut marks be a trophy for and why would she want to show them? Is scarification any different from tattooing? Do you think this behavior is new?


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  1. If manipulating someone else’s wound then it might be classed as sadistic, sick pleasures come in all forms but self infliction could be a sign of boredom or attention seeking but I am not an expert on any of these and so there is no point in speculating.

    I know that the urge to peel off a scab is tempting for a lot of people but the need to bleed crew are somewhat estranged, or are they? Okay I will leave this one seeing as I have no idea of what I am blathering on about 🙂 lol

    An interesting posting though…

    Have a very nice
    rest of evening Red 🙂

    Andro xxx

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    • ROFL! I think she is proud of something she has done. For her, it is a showmanship issue more than boredom 😉 Definitely seeking attention though. Would you ask her what they are for?

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      • Perhaps she is part of one of those gangs where each member has to do something gross to be a part of it, and the scars are reminders of all the horrors that have been administered by her own hands…

        As for asking her what they are
        for, I am not sure that I would…

        Andro xxx

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  2. Chilling, dark, nasty but terrific.

    Good one, Red. Oh my gosh!
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    • I think I am getting the creepy thing down. It is training for my next poetry book 😉

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