BLACK HOLE by Michelle DePaepe


We hide in the shadows, away from the blistering sun.

Jaded, I ignore the blood that runs like paint down the walls as my love sweats and trembles.

He says it was a scorpion,
I've seen the red bloom where his flesh was torn, and know I may have to kill him before nightfall.

Michelle DePaepe is the author of Eaters, published by Permuted Press.

She has also published a sequel, Eaters: The Resistance.