HE WOULD SWALLOW ME WHOLE IF HE DIDN'T WANT TO BE SWALLOWED

By Isabelle Ryan

Content Warnings: Blood, horror, cannibalism.

He never moves beyond a toddler’s exploration: what’s worth his time, what doesn’t please his teeth or tongue; considering the mouthfeel of the world. He contemplates my earlobes, the swoop of my collarbones, the dent in my top lip, and I endure it gladly. Then his eyes glint. I stroke his spine as warm blood spills. His razorblade mouth saws, unfastens. Then, wiping his sweet mouth, he watches as the gaping scarlet hole, yet dripping, knits itself together. Left behind: a whitish mark, to join the others in a detailed map of all the times I have been eaten.

Isabelle Ryan

Isabelle Ryan is a UK-based writer of horror fiction with queer themes. Isabelle's work has previously appeared in Cosmic Horror Monthly and Not Deer Magazine, with a piece forthcoming in Gutslut Press. You can find Isabelle on Twitter @Ph4ntomR3q.