My Karen

by Tamara Anna Pawlak
Photo by Florian Perennes

My Karen

I resolved this by holding her hair back and butting the crown of my head full force into her throat. She gurgled as the blood rose to her lips. I drank from her deeply, her warmth filling my mouth and sliding down my throat...

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