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When you were a child, we would sit on the porch to talk about your day. And sometimes, we would find a dead bird, or a frog on there. And you would ask me about death and why it happens, looking at the poor creature in my hands, its life cut short and touch it tenderly. I would always say the same thing.

Nothing is meant to live forever, my dear.


The school called me in on your twelfth birthday and asked if I had known how clever you were, that your test scores were the best in the state. They asked me if I knew I had a genius child on my hands who grew bored easily in class and tended to distract others in his classroom, sometimes causing arguments, fistfights and could manipulate his classmates into doing anything.

We don't think this is the school for him. He needs to be challenged appropriately.


You fell in love at seventeen and she was lovely. Kind, caring and beautiful, I couldn't ask for a better girl for you. She was our neighbour's daughter and I had seen her grow up. I knew her good nature well. When you brought her home, I saw the look in your eyes and had hesitated for a few minutes before picking up the phone and getting in touch with her mother.

Keep her away from him, do you understand? I won't say this again.


The neighbour's dog swallowed a razor blade and died. And we were all grateful. The beastly thing would keep us all up with its howling through the night.


You would sit for hours in the shed, doing things I didn't interfere with because I believed that you needed your privacy. And since I couldn't afford to send you to the college you wanted, the guilt kept me away from you, giving you all the space you needed. You, in turn, kept away from me and barely spoke to me anymore. One day you said you were leaving. You told me the same things your father had said when he left.

I can't be around you anymore. I need to be my own person. I promise I will come back.


The police knocked on my door at five A.M. That morning. They said they had found something they needed me to see. I stood numbly as they uncovered the back garden and found the remains of twelve young women, who had gone missing from all over the state. They used words like slaughtered, serial killer and consecutive life sentences. They asked me where you were and I told them you didn't live with me anymore, that I hadn't seen you in four years.

If you see him, call us immediately.


They're calling you a killer on the seven o clock news. They have a name for you that I don't want to remember. Your face is everywhere and they say its only a matter of time before they catch you. You aren't what they say you are.

I know.

I am your mother.


I go to see you often. You look pale. Withdrawn. Broken.

I say sorry often. And remind you things would get better. They would eventually prove that you're innocent, the way you have shouted yourself hoarse saying so.

At least you know how much I love you now.


When you were young you asked me often why things died.

I should have told you the truth.

I should have told you it was because I couldn't stop from killing them.
Something a little bit different. Something a little scary.

Something a little bit dark.

I am actually quite pleased with how this turned out.
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Given 2013-09-25
Nothing Lives Forever by *UntamedUnwanted is, as the suggester says, "well written and has a truly unexpected twist." ( Suggested by hypermagical and Featured by DorianHarper )
cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

hi! i hope you don't mind my humble feature:
your lovely piece is handpicked. (link)

thank you.
Blackcherryx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
wow the ending was so unexpected. amazing work!
GallifreyanOtaku Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Oh my god. That was amazing. The twist at the end totally shocked me.
LithiumDelight Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome! I'm love reads like this. :D
introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013   Writer
Interesting piece.
leoninn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazingly twisted and great to read. thank you for letting us read your work.
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank YOU for reading this! :hug:
ArteriumChoatius Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice turn around, I like it a lot.Love 
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
StartANewLif3 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
This is me after the last line O___o 
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