Originally posted on Occultus Scriptis:
Another One Word Challenge piece. This word was “Grotesque” and the piece is called “Lessons”
The lesson was well taught.
He regarded his handiwork with pride. The stripe across her back was bright red, the edges turning purple, blood slowly seeping to the surface where the buckle had caught her shoulder. She sobbed, silent terror stifling her cries. He knew the lesson had been learned.