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You always tried to take from me something I never had. Whether through the twin instruments of pleasure and pain, or your twisted rapture in seeing my “fly trapped in a spider’s web” distress, you always tried, and always failed.

And where are you today? We both know the Tempest owns you, and that your soul has been forged into another coin. Currency for a faceless Underworld, populated by contemporary freaks much like yourself.

And now? This moment? Now I hold you tight inside my jagged fist. You have finally found what you always wanted. Damnation has brought you joy.

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    op ruoho about 3 years ago

    This is my favourite so far as it's invoked many feelings/memories. =)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you, OPR. I hope those feelings/memories you speak of aren't too painful.

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    op ruoho about 3 years ago

    Not at all. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger; the trick is to keep everything in balance and hopefully not skip like a broken record.

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    I like your outlook and attitude. :-)

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    Mildred Achoch about 3 years ago

    Beautiful, raw, poetic! "Fly t(r)apped in a spider 's web distress. Great line! Powerful ending.

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, Mildred! (and I've edited to add the letter "r" to trapped; sincere thanks for pointed that out!) :-)

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    Drew Martyn about 3 years ago

    Horrorshow, this is SUPERB! It has so many levels, perhaps some not intended, I'm not sure- but they are there nevertheless. It's poetic, uncompromising, almost brutal in attitude and yet there seems to be an underlying sympathy or understanding which (I think) is conveyed by your choice of words. Astonishing.

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    I deeply appreciate your generous praise, Drew. Thank you so much for reading and commenting.

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    Rodindeadpan about 3 years ago

    Deep.

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Much obliged, Rodindeadpan. :-)

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    Kathy about 3 years ago

    I too like the "spiders web," it's a strong trap!! :-\ ha

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Kathy! :-)

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    Brandon Sutton about 3 years ago

    I can't help but picture a movie where the main character comes for revenge because the villain has "impugned on his honor." I don't know if that is what you were going for, but nonetheless this is a great drabble.

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thanks as always for your feedback, Brandon. :-)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    I'm delighted that you liked the drabble, Chloe! Thank you. :-)

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thank you to all who read and voted for, "Coin" to make it Drabble of the Week #33!

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    imageronin about 3 years ago

    very nice work ...

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    Thanks, IR. :-)

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