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Quilt by K.Z. Morano

I've always admired grandma's needlework skills, so evident in her quilt.

The fluffy filler of flesh...the precise pleats of skin origami from carefully cut squares of grandpa's body.

Lazy daisies grew on his garden bed of meat.

Rainbow thread sprouted from his pores as the needle burrows then resurfaces like silver worm.

She died peacefully beneath the warmth of that quilt.

I slipped in beside her, sharing grandpa's embrace, wishing for a love like theirs.

Suddenly, I understood the profound inward emptiness that grandma must have felt and realized that I needed to make a quilt of my own.

K.Z. Morano is a writer, a beach bum, a self-confessed shopaholic and a chocolate addict who reads and writes anything from romance and erotica to horror and SF, F, and WTF.

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Comment by K.Z. Morano on February 9, 2014 at 19:06

thank you so much. :)

Comment by Angie_Fayre on February 11, 2014 at 7:08

Wonderful descriptions!

Comment by Tovli Simiryan on February 11, 2014 at 11:33

very nicely written.  brilliant and striking imagery.

Comment by K.Z. Morano on February 11, 2014 at 16:13

thank you :)

Comment by Sandra Crook on February 13, 2014 at 16:50

Another of your dark ones kz.  Love it!  Congratulations.

Comment by K.Z. Morano on February 14, 2014 at 5:05

thank you, Sandra :)

Comment by Andrew Flood on February 14, 2014 at 11:30

Once again, many congratulations on a well deserved win.  Your story is both dark and strangely affecting, rewarding repeat reads.  It put me in mind of the recent Hannibal series (which I intend as a compliment).  Great writing :-)

Comment by K.Z. Morano on February 14, 2014 at 16:24

thanks for the kind words :)

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