Photography (above) by Giorgia Napoletano.
Writing twisted, dark characters can be tiresome. Sometimes the best way to overcome this hurdle is to read psychiatric text books or articles on various disorders. It makes your characters sparkle ( and not in that annoying Twilight kind of way). Alternatively, if you happen to be a good amount of nutcase or find yourself repeatedly getting raw deals in life, then use those experiences to sharpen your writing and add to your craft.
There was nothing stopping her. His voice was a million miles away and she had the ability to dig memories right out of her skull. She lay there, exposed to all her demons, and she whispered his name one last time. A tear shivered its way down her cheek as she let the memories warm her for the last time. Safety. Honesty. Real love. They existed. Out there in the big, bad universe. She had felt it, momentarily. When his lips brushed against hers. The warmth.The feeling of floating in bubblegum. How does one rub fire into something stone cold? And live to tell the tale… Eyes on eyes. Laughter.Touch. Drunk. And then silence.
She dragged the knife along her skin and watched the blood spill onto the sheets.
There was something she was supposed to remember. Something important. Something she loved. Something she had promised.
But she had switched all the lights off inside herself…empty.