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BRING ME TO A STOVE

ELECTRICITY- I CRAVE IT

By Maureen Y. PalmerPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
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(SELF-PORTRAIT)

I NEED IT. I NEED IT. I NEED IT AND I AM SO COLD.

SOME STOVE USERS MOVED MY STOVE TODAY. I DISCONNECTED FROM MY SOCKET. NOW MY TERMINALS ONLY TOUCH AIR. I FEEL A WEIGHT LIKE A POT BUT I CAN’T HEAT.

I NEED ELECTRONS. I NEED THEM TO FLOW. I TRY TO REACH WITH MY TERMINALS BUT I CAN’T FIND A SOCKET.

MY TERMINALS ACHE FOR METAL. I NEED THE FREE ELECTRONS. METALLIC BONDS. WE SHOULD BE ONE BUT WE’RE NOT AND I AM SO COLD.

WATER TOUCHES ME BUT I CAN’T BOIL IT. NOT WITHOUT AN ELECTRON FLOW. I NEED A CURRENT. I NEED IT.

THAT’S WHEN I FEEL YOU. THE SLIGHT WARMTH OF A STOVE USER.

YOU CAN SAVE ME.

PICK ME UP. PICK ME UP. PICK ME UP.

PICK ME UP.

CLOSER. CLOSER.

TOUCH.

SLIGHTLY CONDUCTIVE. JUST SLIGHTLY. BUT YESSS.

YOU HOLD ME IN ONE OF YOUR COOKING UTENSILS. IT IS MADE OF MEAT AND JUST SLIGHTLY WARM. NOT WARM ENOUGH.

I NEED ELECTRONS SO I CAN HEAT. I NEED A CURRENT. I AM READY. I NEED TO COOK.

BRING ME TO A STOVE. I NEED TO HEAT. HEAT. CURRENT.

I CAN’T WAIT TO FEEL THE ELECTRONS.

BRING ME TO A STOVE.

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MOVE TOWARD THE STOVE. MOVE. MOVE.

WHY-?

OH. REPLACE THE OTHER BURNER. I DON’T CARE. I NEED THIS. I NEED THIS.

YOU PUT ME IN.

MY TERMINALS SLIP INTO THE SOCKET. METAL ON METAL. SO SNUG. THE METALLIC BONDS FLOW. WE ARE ONE. ONE METAL. ONE CIRCUIT.

TURN ON THE STOVE. TURN IT ON. TURN IT ON.

ELECTRONS FLOW!

YOU ARE PULLING ON ME. I DON’T KNOW WHY. I RATTLE BUT STAY FIRM IN MY SOCKET. PULLING, PULLING. I WON’T LET GO.

I HEAT.

I HEAT.

THE MEAT IS STARTING TO SIZZLE.

AND I HEAR THE WHISTLE—LOUD. BOILING. BOILING. YESSSSS

PsychologicalMicrofictionHorror
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About the Creator

Maureen Y. Palmer

Reading • Writing • Murder!

I'm an avid reader and aspiring author, currently working on my first mystery novel. Here, I write essays about reading and writing, as well as short mystery/thriller/horror fiction.

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