What you get from fucking with a writer by Bogdan Dragos

A blue-hued man against a red background with two fingers of each hand pointing at the temples of his forehead
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She was one pretty woman,

alright,

but her hands and fingers

and palms were horribly

messed up

“It’s from drinking,” they said,

and she

didn’t deny

It was from drinking

She would drink

distilled drinks only

and preach about the evils

of brewed drinks

while doing it

Then,

somewhere along the way

she would

remember

how her ex lover got rich

from writing and publishing a

book

about their relationship

It was one hell of a funny

story

and she got no

slice of the royalties from it

Not that she wanted any

What she wanted

was to

have that story erased from

the world forever,

and it was incredibly difficult since

everyone was talking about

it these days

So she would

lock herself in the house

and drink

and when she was done

she’d

hurl the bottles against

the walls

and then start collecting

the shards

and cut her hands all over

Morning would find

her still drunk

and sucking at her bloody

fingers

Sometimes

small shards would

remain lodged into the wounds

and would end up cutting

her tongue

or gums or lips

or cheeks

She really hated

that book

and its writer

and everyone who read it

The story was too damn

personal

to be published

and all that bastard did was to

change her name in the story

and incredibly

it all became legal

and she couldn’t sue him

What bullshit!

One night she’d end up

drinking herself

to hell

and below, she knew

it. The neighbors knew it, people

in foreign countries

who read the book knew it

Yeah, that’s what you get

for

fucking with a writer

Sooner or later

the whole world will know

that you’re

his mother

-BOGDAN DRAGOS

Bogdan Dragos supervises casinos for a gambling company, working twelve-hour shifts locked in a dark office full of TV monitors. There he mostly daydreams and writes poems and stories. He also manages a poetry blog Daydreaming as a profession.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. byngnigel says:

    What a twist…. Dark as always. Loved where your mind went to summon this piece of exquisite creativity. Well done Bogdan. 👏👏

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Thanks!
      I wanted to make this one extra messed up… 🙈🙈

      Liked by 2 people

  2. sereichert says:

    Oooo!! That was so good! Unexpected. Nicely done as always ❤️💋

    Liked by 3 people

    1. (๑ > ᴗ < ๑) Thank you, Sarah!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Cassa Bassa says:

    The ending is so shocking, but I wouldn’t expect less from your work..

    Liked by 3 people

    1. (っ◕‿◕)っ THANK YOU!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    The ending was great, I agree with Cassa. It is like, wait for it, wait for it! Remind me never to make you mad. haha – This is a good one, Dragos. Once when I was doing research about publishing, I read where a town sued a writer for using the actual name of their town, and they said a lot of negative things about the town in their story. They actually won their suit. Many famous writers just make the names of the towns fictitious.

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    1. ϞϞ(๑⚈ ․̫ ⚈๑)∩ Ooooh, good thing to keep in mind!!

      Never use real names of people/places/ in fiction :)))

      Thank you for that, Joni! ╮ (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.)

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Omg TWIIIIST!!!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. =✪ ᆺ ✪=
      I love twists :)))

      Liked by 1 person

    1. (๑˃́ꇴ˂̀) Thanks for reading it, Dawn!

      Liked by 1 person

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