Disguised in Love (fiction and poetry)

She loves me!
She loves me not!
My fear chokes hope in its noxious grip
they dance in a deadly tet-a-tet along my fragile heartstrings
She wants me!
Oh yes she does!
But for what I do not know

I feel it in my bones
a warning, ominous and yet exciting
an icy sinister chill rattling through my body, foreboding!
and yet thrilling!
inflaming goosebumps of eager anticipation

How I’ve wanted this!
How I’ve craved to be in this moment and in this place!
bare and vulnerable, desperate for a lover’s embrace

She saunters seductively around her kitchen table
desire etched all over her face,
I can’t help but feel lucky
after months of wooing and pursuing
to finally be here at her invitation
as she whips up her special meal

There’s a glint in her eye!
disguised beneath flirtatious lust
I do not perceive what I see
but the hairs at the back of my neck stand on end
She swipes two kitchen knives together
an indecent leer replacing her beguiling smile

“And now for the main course,” she says!
pinning me with a greedy stare
as she savors her way towards me…

It takes a long moment for me to realise,
She loves me not!

Everything goes frantic!
I stand but my laces have been tied to the chair!
I stumble and fall and she pounces upon me
flipping me over with unnatural strength
pinning me down…

“I’m sorry,” she says, not a hint of remorse on her face, “my children are hungry!”
“and how they love a loving heart..”

I feel something!
little sharp fingers clawing up my arms and legs
I take a moment to gaze upon the face I’ve come to love
It’s still the same face!
and yet completely changed…


I hope this sends some chills up your spine, the way it sent quite a few up mine, but take solace in the fact that it’s just fiction.

However, may we be reminded to heed the warnings in our hearts or our intuition. Do not always follow them but be very sure before you let down all defenses leaving yourself vulnerable.

Apologies for the scare, I really can’t resist writing horror poetry every now and then.

Take care in this period of uncertainty and temptation. And keep taking the precautions advised.

34 Comments Add yours

  1. michnavs says:

    It did bring some chills and goosebumps Jude…nice one😊

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you, I’m glad it took you to a world of fiction, at least 😁

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      1. michnavs says:

        😊😊😊

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Stay safe. Michelle right??

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      3. michnavs says:

        Yeah its Michelle…you too stay safe..

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    This grim tale reminded me somehow of the present situation!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      There’s a little of it in there but I think that went in there subconsciously, not intentionally 😌

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much ladies β€οΈπŸ’—

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    1. judeitakali says:

      That means you enjoyed it?😁 I’m glad you didπŸŒ·πŸ€

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      1. kittysverses says:

        Yes, I enjoyed it. Enjoyed the flow and was amazed with the thrilling end. πŸ™‚

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      2. judeitakali says:

        Thanks Kitty, this is so encouraging for me and adds brings invaluable happiness to me. πŸŒ·β€οΈπŸ’›

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      3. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Jude. πŸ™‚

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  3. messypens says:

    ohhh love it!! didn’t expect the plot twist lol

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Hehe, disguised in love/lust(I’m not sure). I’m glad you love it. Thank you πŸŒ·πŸ€

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  4. memadtwo says:

    Definitely chilling! (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you (K). ❀️😊

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  5. PoojaG says:

    Omg this was so good!! It reminds me of the myth about mermaids and how they would lure sailors and then eat them.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Pooja🌷, yeah it really does, there was a metaphorical element to these as well

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      1. PoojaG says:

        You’re welcome!

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  6. A.S. says:

    Wow!! That was amazing 😍😍. I loved it, the rush was so exciting as I read it. Especially the end. Great work, Jude.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Oh, yeah I actually loved the rush as well! I was typing frantically. Thank you Bubble ❀️🌷

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  7. What an unbelievable piece of writing. It is staggering. It left me speechless. Jude, you are so talented my dear friend. I am in awe.
    xoxo

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Gabriella, this is so encouraging and heartening. I’m so grateful ❀️❀️❀️

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      1. My absolute pleasure Jude.

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  8. Shruti Pathak says:

    You always have the right words to bring chills Jude, gosh!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      My pleasure 😊 hehe, thank you Shruti

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