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The Hunger Within

By Apartion All Rights Reserved ©


The Hunger Within

Something inside of me pushes from within, raging to be released.  I know what it wants, and I know that if I give in, I'll never be able to stop it.  It's hungry, and it makes it known.

And I know what it's hungry for.  I was very poor growing up, but my parents always seemed to put a meal on the table every night, without fail.  And each night, it was the same thing.  I thought nothing of it; it was food, and I was hungry.

It wasn't until I was 13 that I discovered the disgusting truth.  The police came to my house one day, taking my parents away and putting me into a foster home.  I found out that we had been eating human flesh.

When I turned 18, I got a job and ended up with my own apartment.  Now, I'm 25.  I live a secluded life.  Most people think my lack of social interaction is a mental issue, and it is to some degree, though not in the way they'd think.

I hunger for my former meals.  It terrifies me, to know that part me of wants it.  When I pass by people in the supermarket, I can't help but think for a moment what it'd be like to taste it again.

I wanted friends and a social life for so long, but I knew the risk I would be taking.  After a while, I took the risk.

The monster inside me used to be controllable for the most part, but when I go to clubs or spend time with friends, it tears at me from within.

I can't help it anymore.  I can't hold it back any longer, I just... can't.  I've made arrangements for my next meal.  At the very least, tonight...

...I'll eat well.

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