Claws scratching you

Claws scratching you

Martin Cid

Martin Cid


I dreamt on a no named lonely city. It can be the place where I was born, it can be the place I will dead someday, maybe today, maybe yesterday. Buildings have been vacated years ago, in the times when the great flu devastated the big cities around the world.

‘Do you love me?’ She asked with the lips closed. I couldn’t answer her.

It was the clearest day since the beginning of time; it was the darkest day in my life. Am I dead?

‘You aren’t, Alex.’ Alex is one of my other nicknames but I may not remember if I’ve ever used it… maybe in other life. ‘You know, people can live many lives in one. That’s the best of the vaccine.’ She speaks to me but I cannot hear her. Might I want to do it? Why? I couldn’t see her nice blonde hair or her brown eyes; I am just able to hear that wind of thinking knocking on my mind. At the end of this waste land of waste buildings of waste souls there’s a man calling me. He says hello to me. I need to find him, something tells me he has the answer I was never be able to ask. I walk accurate, he keeps on, no movement, no wind, no thinking, just silence. I feel his smile on me, I feel then the answers waiting for me, I feel the wind of thinking again.

‘What’s your name?’ I asked him. He waited one long second of one thousand seconds.

‘You used to call me Old Michael. Do you remember?’ I can or I could in a no time instant.

‘Who’s the girl?’ I asked.

‘She contacted me as she contacted you and all. She offered me much more than I could ever imagine. Did you ever felt like a young man locked in an old man corpse? She offered me a trip to the distant region on my mind and the power to do everything what I want. What did she offer you, eternal youth?’

‘Who am I?’ I asked again.

‘It doesn’t matter, John. You could be a dentist or a lawyer, may it define you? The only important thing of the plot is the man you are turning on.’

‘The creature.’ I interrupted him.

‘Can you feel it? Can you feel him? It’s amazing the first time. You feel his claws scratching you while you feel it is consuming you inside. Can you feel your cells now deeding? May you feel every cell it stoles you, it is devoting to make something greater than you and me. She is the key who opens all the doors, she’s the key to carry you to a better man than you. The flu is only an excuse to hide you the truth: you are deeding, John… You are deeding, Alex.’

I saw myself awaking, she is near me. The flu is getting me better. She talked to me. As in my dream, I cannot hear her. I cannot know if I am into present or into past, but she is always here. Does she really exist?

‘Who was Alex?’ I finally asked her. I begin to remember…

Alex apartment. 10.35 a.m.

He smiled before to answer.

‘Flu.’ Alex answered.

‘Nice to meet you, Dr Mirror.’ Old Michael ended. He understood then the strange behavior of his friend. He used to joke with him but… ‘This is not a joke, Alex. You read the book, you answered the phone, you have fallen into the game.’

**Fake Game. Serial novel by Martin Cid http://www.martincid.com

View Comments (1)

More in Entertainment

Jonathan Russell

National Minimum Wage: How Does the Increase Affect You?

Yareah MagazineOctober 18, 2016
Mary Njoku filming for Rok Studios

Rok Studios Launches Nollywood TV Channel on Sky

Yareah MagazineSeptember 27, 2016
Vent-Axia Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Sussex-based Vent-Axia Celebrates 80 Years of Innovation

Yareah MagazineSeptember 14, 2016
Nicole Scherzinger, Joel, Ella & Murad

International Popstars DNCE And Nicole Scherzinger Amongst Performers To Take To The SSE Arena, Wembley Stage For Rays Of Sunshine Children’s Charity On Monday 24th October 2016

Yareah MagazineSeptember 9, 2016

HBO News. Bill Simmons’ lineup for tomorrow night

Yareah MagazineSeptember 6, 2016
Lord's Pavilion

As the cricket season draws to a close, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) can report a surge in popularity for guests seeking a full day of luxury hospitality at Lord’s during a Test Match in 2016. In the Home of Cricket’s most iconic venues – the Captains’ Lounge and Marylebone Suite – hospitality packages which included a hearty breakfast, sumptuous four-course lunch and luxury afternoon tea, sold out quickly for the first three days of the England v Sri Lanka and England v Pakistan Investec Test Matches. Private Boxes with the best views of the action for up to 18 guests also sold out fast for the same days. MCC revealed a sharp increase in revenue for its 2016 Sri Lanka Test Match hospitality packages compared with 2014 when the team last played England at Lord’s. Revenues for hospitality were up by nearly 30% over the same period in 2014 whilst private box sale revenues were up by a healthy 60%. Nick Kenton, MCC Head of Sales, Meetings & Events and Hospitality, said: “2016 has been a fantastic year for enjoying a day of cricket whilst experiencing the very best food, drink and hospitality that Lord’s has to offer. “This year’s sales figures show that hospitality packages at Lord’s were in huge demand and continue to be a key part of the summer sporting calendar.” Lord’s also expects high demand for its new hospitality packages, to be released this autumn for 2017 matches. These include England v South Africa from 6th to 10th July and England v West Indies from 7th to 11th September. Packages for the England v Ireland Royal London One-Day International on 7th May 2017 are also expected to sell out in record time. Details of all hospitality options at Lord’s can be found on its website

Yareah MagazineSeptember 6, 2016

Yareah Magazine

Art is Everywhere and Up to You.

About Us - Press Kit - Contact Us

YM on Twitter

Top Posts & Pages

Yareah® Magazine is a Registered Trademark in the United States