FICTION: I AM VENGEANCE
Today's short story is a dark-as-fuck little morality play about revenge, from BB Smith, author of The Secret of The Red Dust and The Answered Prayers. The story of Derek, a shy, comic-book obsessed mother's boy who decides to stand up to the local bullies. The original image is 'Vengeance Is Mine' by TruShu.
Derek's mum shouted him down from his room. Her summoning of her son was for his daily trip to the local shop. A short journey Derek had come to fear. Four teenagers hung out at the shops. Each morning they picked on him. Some mornings they spat in his face. Recently they had taken to flicking their cigarettes at him; once, the sole girl of the group had kicked Derek. Much to the amusement and encouragement of the sneering boys ...READ MORE