31 Days Of Flash Fiction - Day 29

Only a couple more days before Halloween, and I've got a little extra something planned for everyone on the big day...

Won't say more than that.


One Of Two
Only one of us can live, I tell him.
Not through words but through the language of touch, the brushing of skin.
He tries to pull away but I hold him close. And really, where could he go? I’m his sister, his one true companion, the only he’s ever known.
The dawn is coming. Soon. And our lives have yet to begin.
But only one of us can live.
So though he struggles and thrashes, I draw him closer.

And wind my umbilical cord tight around his throat.