Remarks: fiction_drabbles prompt - pain
Doctors and paramedics and survivalists quote every day the results of Nazi experiments.
They would, he feels, palming the knife again, do far better to fund his work.
Title: By Any Other
Remarks: fiction_drabbles prompt - menace
“Don’t be dramatic,” he muttered. “I call him…” He paused, seemed to think a moment, and then said, “Dog.”
She and the skull shared a look. “Terrifying,” she observed dryly.
“That’s the first time I’ve heard him use a capital for it,” the skull replied. “It’s progress.”
Remarks: fiction_drabbles prompt - sign
She sweeps her hands in parallel widening spirals, and then deftly tugs the invisible line between them taut, and a month later a hurricane flattens three towns and scars a dozen others.
She pulls a clenched fist from her chest in a short, sharp motion, like drawing a blade free from her heart, and a week later her professor staggers and falls from the lectern, gasping through blue lips.
She does not know when it started; she does not know when it will stop.
She tries finger-spelling, quickly, desperately, tremulously, and by the next day he has forgotten her name.