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“Boa or cobra? Which should I go for?”
“What happened to butterflies?”
“You’re so boring, Josh.”
Josh, the tattoo artist, showed her a picture of a Rainbow Boa snake. The beautiful red color of its skin intrigued her.
“Boa it is,” she said.
She admired the workmanship in the mirror of her bedroom one night. “Not bad Josh, not bad at all,” she said praiseworthy.

The feeling of something crushing her neck and choking her woke her up. Her eyes bulging out. Can’t breathe.
“This will be painful,” the Boa hissed. Her last thought was of a butterfly. Many butterflies.

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    Peter Henderson about 3 years ago

    Great last line

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    Superb, again. And it starts off so innocuously, and yes, great last sentence. :)

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    Mona about 3 years ago

    Thank you both!

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    Jamie Clapperton about 3 years ago

    Horrible and poetic at the same time... :-)

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