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Afansas And Brendan

written by: Rimli Bhattacharya

@rimli76

 

“I am in love,”
“With whom?” Afansas asked.
“You”, I replied.

Afansas raised his heavy eyelids,
His pink eyes piercing my face,
“I love your blood, not you Brendan
Suck you as I need to suck the life out of you”
Afansas replied.

My neckline was burrowed by his teeth,
I wore a velvety skirt.
The color red, Afansas devoured.

“Love me Afansas,
Suck the life out of me,”
I said yet again.

He glanced at my neck
Patted it –

“Brendan I am your nightmare”
Afansas laughed revealing his fangs.

He inched closer,
Took me in his arms,
Kissing me hard he told me –
“Brendan think it over again
I am no human.”

I did not reply.

In his arms I closed my eyes,
He gently inserted his teeth in my veins,
The blood trickled down my neck,
As Afansas gargled a few drops.

Some trickled down his ceraceous skin,
I died in his arms.

No more was I scared of the garlic and crucifix –

For I am now a blood sucking vampire.
I am his lover but Afansas –

He left me in search of a new Brendan.

Rimli Bhattacharya

Rimli Bhattacharya

Rimli Bhattacharya is a First class gold medalist in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, an MBA in supply chain management. Her essay on mental illness in the anthology “Book of Light”, a nonfiction genre, was published with Speaking Tiger Publications, which created a furor in literature world. She writes for Several magazines, Times of India, Engineering Journals, Blogs and is also a trained Indian Classical Dancer, genre Kathak and Odissi.
She is based out of Mumbai, India.
Rimli has been awarded a Star Blogger by team Bonobology for her essay “Running a solo Marathon”.
Rimli Bhattacharya

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