You caught the chicken with one outstretched pinch. It fluttered quick as your coronary heart, however you clutched its tail arduous between thumb and index pads and it calmed. Cupping it in your fingers, you turned it to see its eyes, every an oily globe of hate. Then it ate your nostril.
Elena Eiss is a scholar in Pittsburgh CAPA’s Literary Arts Division. She is a fan of fiction and an avid reader. Her work has gained Scholastic Writing Awards regionally and nationally, and the Pittsburgh Metropolis Theatre produced a one-act play of hers in 2021.
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