Now was the time to end it. She didn’t want to be responsible for raising a monster – a human serpent, maybe the devil himself. The baby was laughing at her, totally oblivious of the fact that today, he was meeting his maker again.
She could almost swear that his tongue that flickered just now was forked, dark and looked poisonous.
“Kill him, do it.”
The therapist diagnosed that she was schizophrenic, but he didn’t get it! Nobody got it! She wasn’t schizophrenic, she was gifted! The divine always talked to her, told her what to do! No she wasn’t mad, she was loved, and all these people are just jealous they don’t hear directly from the divine!
“Kill him before he grows stronger. Something shiny, something sharp…”
She walked to the kitchen in her tiny apartment, and picked up a knife.
The world was already full of too much evil, she wasn’t going to let this little monster – a product of rape, be an addition to what’s wrong with this sick world!
She was back beside the baby. It’s been a month she had him, she didn’t bother to name him. What would be the point? She watched him smile as he reached out his stubby little hands to her.
“Don’t let his smile fool you… You’ve waited a month for this day. He must die the day he was born…”
Gripping the knife, she raised her hands and in one swift move sank the knife into the baby’s belly. His scream filled the poorly lit room.
“Shut up, shut up, shut up…” She whispered as she stabbed him uncontrollably, hot tears rolling down her face!
Her naked, pale, lean body had blood all over it. She lowered her hands and let the knife drop to the floor. Then she gathered the child in her arms and went to sit on the floor. He wasn’t totally dead, but he would be soon.
She was rocking him gently, humming a lullaby as his blood flowed onto her thighs. Then in a split second, she could swear she saw that serpentine tongue flicker again, she screamed as she hit the baby’s face repeatedly against the wall until she felt him go stiff in her hand.
He was quiet now. So was the divine.
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