Avery is only happy when she’s on – when she feels adored. Bent out of shape from what she once was, it doesn’t take much to dismantle her spirit, to fracture her psyche.

She’s staring at him now… She just closed her eyes. His image will remain burned there long after he’s gone.

You should know that about Avery.


“You, with your promises now in plain view – illicit promises you once made to me – hidden, gaudy; ashamed. Oh so committed while you snuff me out! You dare to tell me about the elements of the human mind that remain uncontrolled? Your parts that will not obey are mine now…  Mine.”

Avery mutters as she flickers in the dark, her cigarette pinched between her lips. “Sit still. I don’t like to see you squirming with those cheating eyes of yours.”

Widening her stance, she shifts her posture and squeezes. The lighter fluid ignites; ropes first, then the hood. An eye made of glass pops onto the floor, rolling up and under her glossy, black boot… mad with glee, she stomps it to pieces.




38 thoughts on “Fixed

  1. Happy weekend, Kelly 🙂

  2. Beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Ooh, Avery is vicious when she doesn’t get her way. I wasn’t expecting that eyeball to pop! That was a gory little detail. Great piece.I definitely want to know more about Avery. Have a great weekend too, Kelly! xoxo

    • Thanks, Amy! I guess she showed him what happens to cheating eyes. lol
      Hope you have a great weekend as well – I just woke up to a big snowstorm. So much for spring!

      • Snuggle up with some cocoa and a book! Snow, I can’t believe it. We have some rain today.

      • Just did that with one of my new Yogi Teas. I made homemade tomato soup as well because I overbought tomatoes for some reason. The snow has melted already, so hopefully we will warm up soon! xo

  4. Good evening!
    Japan time is 8 pm on Saturday.
    Always thanks to a nice message.
    It is covered in Japanese cherry tree.
    Welcome to Okayama, the Land of Sunshine!

  5. Whoa…Avery “fixed” him, for sure. Kelly goes to the dark side, and as always, it’s really good. ☺

  6. I don’t think Avery is my style.

  7. wow, love the eye detail! have a great weekend, kelly.

  8. You’re a meany, but I still love ya! ❤

  9. Oh, dark, dark, Kelly. Avery is a nightmare. Well done (no pun intended). 😀

  10. Oooh the imagery.. sure is vivid! Diane

  11. Yeah that’s a packed piece all right – feral right to that last delicious detail. I’d be curious to see if you can put a full story around these characters, and really flesh out what led to this moment.

    • Hi Trent! It was fun posting a piece of writing about unhealthy people who aren’t good role models for a change. lol
      I’m also interested in contemporary consumerism and what is considered “socially palatable” from someone like me…
      I could extend it, but I don’t think in the end it would hold any purpose or value for me or anyone else. But I guess that would depend on how far I went with research. I’m intrigued by predatory minds and various proclivities, so maybe I could focus on the psychological piece more…
      I don’t know. I’m rambling. But you know how much I value your opinion, so thank you. 🙂

      • My pleasure. It was great to see something like this from you. What’s socially palatable, anyway?

      • I hope that’s rhetorical because I’m sure you don’t want me to climb up on my soapbox to tell you! And I think those two words belong to a language that’s foreign to you anyway.

      • Yeah I’m not so sure I’m interested in what’s socially okay. But please – I appreciate a hearty sermon from a soapbox. I love strong opinions!

      • You would shut me down so fast! (Which is a good thing.) I have an old movie on called “Tales of Manhattan” made in 1942. Why don’t people’s voices sound like anymore? You know, like the old science movie narrators? Does sound evolve?! lol

  12. I read dark stories and books. Funny, my brother and I choose action films. When I got a pile of 10 library DVD’s, I chose 3 I couldn’t get a daughter or friend to watch. Too gruesome.
    I wrote about a very quiet, nice man from work using a gruesome way to kill someone. I also wrote a murder mystery and a series of cemetery posts.
    I usually don’t go to my dark side, though. I like the way you made me wonder what happened to Avery!

    • That’s cool that you wrote those things, Robin! I guess I’m just experimenting a little with this post. It’s fun to write all kinds of stuff, isn’t it? Thank you for taking the time to read, I appreciate it! 🙂

  13. Well, you certainly created some very distinct images! Avery is quite a study, isn’t she? Well done, Kelly!

    • Hi Debra! Thank you! Yes, Avery is a diabolical, very smart study for sure. I have a feeling she might make me do things I shouldn’t if I let her have her way… which is exactly what she wants. 🙂

  14. Hello Kelly 🙂 !!
    How are you ??
    I nominated you for the Liebster award 🙂
    Check it out here :

    Thank you 🙂

    • Hello! Well, I have an award-free blog, but I am very honored that you thought of me. I had an award-free badge displayed in my sidebar, but just noticed it disappeared somehow! So I will have to put another one up.
      Thanks again for your kindness. 🙂

  15. Hi Kelly, I liked the story. It’s right up my alley. Avery has a temper. Nice job @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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