100-Word Story: Scabs

100 Word Story Scabs


He slid a dirty fingernail around the edge of the scab and slowly peeled it back, exposing the raw meat underneath. Pinprick holes were still visible in the spongy flesh; holes left by the tiny parasites that had burrowed their way into his body.

He could feel them wriggling around beneath his skin, weaving their way through the network of nerves and veins. He wanted to dig his nails deep into his flesh and claw the tiny invaders out, one by one. But it was too late. He could already feel their microscopic teeth gnawing their way into his bones.

Written for the Daily Prompt: Exposed


13 thoughts on “100-Word Story: Scabs

  1. gregoryjosephs says:

    Great story. . . perhaps not the type of thing I should read right before bed. . . Now I’m itching everywhere.

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  2. Mandie Hines says:

    I shuddered all the way through this one, Scarlett. I ate not that long ago, and I’m really regretting that decision right about now. 🤢
    Great story, but I’m going to go try to scrub it from my mind now.

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      • Mandie Hines says:

        Hahaha That would be a good idea, Scarlett. Of course, I’ve already learned not to eat while reading your work. I may have to view it like swimming though. Don’t eat an hour before reading type of thing. But while the eating before swimming thing may be a myth, eating before reading Scarlett is not. 🙂

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