Artwork by Mohammad H. Attaran – https://mhattaran.artstation.com/
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“Mech Cheetah” by Mohammad Attaran
by Esther Davis
Every scar tells a story.
Dark webbing still marks my shoulder from the day that bullets separated my squad from our company. The bleeding would’ve killed me if my comrades hadn’t bandaged it. But isolated from medical equipment, we couldn’t stop the scarring.
After days of wandering the Amazon I tripped, leaving a white slice across my stomach. A dumb wound. Not from a heroic battle with enemy soldiers or fleeing some hungry beast. I just got tired, so I fell.
Then came the jagged blossom encasing my thigh. Forever an vengeful red, as if still burning after all these years.
Some stories I’d rather forget.
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First, a big thank you to Mohammad Attaran for another fantastic piece of artwork! Make sure to check out his website.
This month’s sketch turn into a full-blown story, as you can see. I originally meant it to be only 300 words. But sometimes stories have a mind of their own.
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