Under the Covers

I pull my body out from under the covers like I’m pulling a blade from my stomach. So hungover. Sharp pains on either side of my head. A weird sloshy feeling in my abdomen. But in this bed I feel safe like I am in a cellar with only one way out, that has a door with four bolts on it. Locked shut. But my alarm keeps ringing. Ringing. RINGING. RINGING! God dammit. And so I get up, and turn the thing off, only to watch my guts run from my body and spill out over these sheets. I look down at the mess on my bed. Fuck. I hold the rest of my intestines in with a hand pressed to the wound, but I can’t hold all of it. I start to feel lightheaded. And woozy. And then I fall back into bed and fall back asleep.

19 responses to “Under the Covers”

  1. Intense … and ironic. Strangely tragic yet funny in retrospect, with the twist casually given away in the opening image.

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    1. glad you liked it. thanks for reading Eleanor

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  2. Vignettes that are studies in imagery are at hteir near best when they waffle between realities. Funny what your mind will tell you about what you thought you knew.

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  3. 😱my head spin out of imaginary

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    1. cool. just what i was going for

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  4. Been there , done that too many times for my own good!

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    1. that’s probably not a good thing. But happy to know someone can relate

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  5. ” I look down at the mess on my bed. Fuck. I hold the rest of my intestines in with a hand pressed to the wound, but I can’t hold all of it.”
    This is brilliant imagery, Lou.
    I’ve never had a hangover like this, and now, I hope I never do. 😐

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    1. i don’t recommend it. but im glad you got something from it

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  6. Reblogged this on SPO_OKY and commented:
    Lou’s description of the reality of life is excellent…and damn near unique.

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  7. Dude, prunes, no matter how many you eat, will not get you high.

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    1. will have to try it

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  8. Yep, that was moonshine, alright.

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    1. fucking hell, it seems like it was

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