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I followed her to a rundown motel in the middle of the desert.

“Look honey,” I said, “this won’t end well. Your husband sent me to protect you.”

She laughed.

“Do I look like I need protection?”

I started to answer but she pressed one finger to my lips and her body moved into my arms.

“You’re right,” she whispered.

I grabbed her shoulders, staring into the dark sunglasses.

“Right about what?”

She pressed into me and removed her sunglasses, staring with bottomless eyes ringed with tiny sharp teeth. They looked hungry.

“This won’t end well,” she replied, “for you.”

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    Horrorshow almost 6 years ago

    Welcome to drablr.com, Josh.

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    Josh Peters almost 6 years ago

    Thanks Horrorshow!

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    Horrorshow almost 6 years ago

    The female in your story reminded me of The Corinthian from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.

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    Brandon Sutton almost 6 years ago

    Good drabble, Josh! It is kind of spooky from the first line, and only gets more so throughout.

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    Josh Peters almost 6 years ago

    You're right Horrorshow, I hadn't thought of the Corinthian for a long time.

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    Tony Spencer over 5 years ago

    Wonderful play on words, like it a lot.

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