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April 2021
 
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Prisoner

by Christopher T. Dabrowski

Translated from Polish by Magda Woźniak


For what? Why? What did I do to deserve this? But it is Hell! Release me! I miss freedom… Holed up in unshapely coat of tissues, skintight but poky, leather dungarees, stiffened by a skeleton. Rib case presses the lungs. I cannot breathe, I have only two tiny holes. I do not even want to breathe. And the burden… I have something stinking inside. It fills, jostles occupying half of the body.

Mucuses, gases, blood, I hate this, it was so nice. I was free! I flittered brimful by lightness, immaterial freedom, replete eternity. I seized everything and everything seized me. It was wonderful! But until the moment when my soul was squashed, when they imprisoned me again in this human body…


2021 Christopher T. Dabrowski

Christopher T. Dabrowski has published in many places:
USA: "Escape" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomaly" (2020 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Spain:"La fuga" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press), "Anomalia" (2019 - Royal Hawaiian Press)
Germany: "Die Anomalie" (2020 - Der Romankiosk)
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" (2016 - Forma publishing house),
"Ucieczka" (2017 - Dom Horroru publishing house) &
"Nie w inność" (2019 - Waspos publishing house.)
He has contributed to anthologies published in the USA, England, Australia, Canada, Poland, Russia, Germany & India, and has stories in PLAYBOY in the Slovak, USA, English, Czech , Russian, Brasilian, Spanish, Argentinian, German, Italian, Hungarian, Mexican, Albanian, & Nigerian editions.

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