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Surgery

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Magda Woźniak


Both in green overalls, scalpels in their hands. They started cutting. Ghastly pain, preternatural joy in their eyes… Known from somewhere, but… I did not even know who I am. They took a great, brown organ out of me. The agony was so monstrous that I went away to nothingness. I awoke. I smelt the pleasant smell of frying meat. I heard the tinkle of the cutlery. They were sitting at the table eating… what they excised from my body!

”Tasty liver” the man praised me with his mouth filled.

“Who the fuck are you?”

The woman came and affectionately stroking my forehead, said:

“This is my husband, Peter Vulture. I am Halina Vulture.” She bowed and kissed my forehead.

“Sleep, Prometheus; tomorrow we eat your liver again.”


2019 Christopher T. Dabrowski

Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in the USA and Spain: Anomaly (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), Escape (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press); in Poland: Deathbirth (2008 - Armoryka publishing house), Anima vilis (2010 - Initium publishing house), Grobbing (2012 - Novae Res publishing house), Deathbirth and other stories (2012 & 2017 - Agharta & Armoryka publishing house), Z życia Dr Abble (2013 - Agharta publishing house), Orgazmokalipsa (2016 - Alternatywne publishing house), Anomalia (Forma publishing house), Ucieczka (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house); he has been included in anthologies in USA, Poland, Russia, and Germany, and has had stories published in PLAYBOY magazine (Slovak edition), USA, England, Czech Republic, Russia, Brasil, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico

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