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Life From the Shadows

In my bedroom a demon emerged from my shadow.

It said, “Say my name, and I’ll give you life.”

“If I refuse?”

“I’ll take your life.”

One dark hand caressed my throat.

I couldn’t speak.

Another hand joined the first.

I gasped, “You are me.”

A horned boy was born nine months later.

 

Jay Taylor.